Redefining the Classroom

Student Employment

Have you considered working on campus while you attend LSSU?

Studies have shown that students who work while in college learn valuable time management skills and earn better grades than those who do not work. Students who work on campus have the opportunity to gain valuable work experience while earning a bi-weekly paycheck with an employer that understands student schedules and works around them.

Students can be hired under the Federal Work Study (FWS) program or as Departmental Employees (DPT).

The same jobs are available for students to apply for, under either employment category. The process for searching available jobs and applying for jobs is identical.

What type of student employment am I eligible for?

Federal Work-Study (Priority aid)

If you have demonstrated financial need, per the FAFSA, you may be eligible for employment by Lake Superior State University under the Federal Work-Study Program.   Students who were offered Federal Work Study have received the offer because they qualified under the FWS rules. A FWS “offer” is not a guarantee of work. When a student accepts FWS, it means that they can proceed to the next step and seek employment through the online student job board.

Students may work up to 19 hours weekly while attending classes at least half-time.   Most students work 6-10 hours per week during the academic year.  During the summer or other vacation periods when you do not have classes, you may work full-time (40 hours per week) under this program.

The basic starting rate tends to be commensurate with the current minimum wage. Higher rates are paid for highly specialized work.  You must first accept your federal work study offer under the financial aid tab of your Anchor Access Account.  You can then apply for a job via the online Job Board, which is also accessible through your Anchor Access Account.

America Reads Program at Lake Superior State University is another work study opportunity for students. Students work as reading tutors in the local elementary schools and are paid through the Federal Work-Study Program. Interested students should request this unique employment experience when submitting their applications for employment.

Campus Job Opportunity

Students who do NOT qualify for Federal Work Study through their Financial Aid package may still be eligible to work on campus under the Campus Job Opportunity Program. Students must be enrolled full-time, and may work up to 19 hours per week. During the summer and other vacation periods, students may work up to 40 hours per week.

Every effort is made to employ students in areas of study providing a “learn while you earn” situation. On-campus jobs include work in laboratories, libraries, maintenance, offices, switchboard, and food service areas. You can earn approximately $2,000 during the school year and up to $4,600 in the summer with an on-campus job.

You can apply for campus job opportunities through the online Job Board via your Anchor Access Account.

It is recommended that students on academic probation do not continue or seek employment until probationary status has been corrected.

How do I find a job?

Students can search for available on-campus jobs through their Anchor Access account under the Student tab, then click on LSSU Student Employment Opportunities. Please visit the Human Resources Website for step by step instructions on applying for jobs through the online job board.

If you were offered Work Study on your Official Offer of Award, you MUST accept the offer prior to applying for jobs online.

Required Paperwork for working on campus

If you get a job, three documents will be required in order for you to be paid. You may complete them now, if you haven't already. Do NOT mail them to LSSU. While the W-4s can be received via mail, the I-9 MUST be hand delivered, (in-person, by the student) with the appropriate identifying documents. It is simplest if you deliver them all in person to the Human Resources Office at the same time.

How are employment funds paid?

After you have been hired, completed all required paperwork, and worked for a full pay period (two weeks), you will receive a paycheck for hours worked. Your earnings are NOT applied to your bill as a credit.  If you prefer to receive the funds through a directed account, complete the Direct Deposit Authorization and return it to Human Resources.