FAQs for Hiring Departments

Hours and Dates Employees Can Work

University Policy Statement 33 outlines guidelines for student employment, including hours a student can work per week during each term.

During the Summer: See Summer Employment Questions.

During the Fall and Spring: Students may work up to 20 hours per week. 

Exceptions: Supervisors may request an exemption for up to 25 hours per week through this online appeals form. Student employees should not begin working the extra hours until an exemption is granted by the Student Employment Coordinator, Laurie Herrin.

Download the Spring 2022 Student Employee Eligible Hours Calendar for a full calendar view of eligible working hours.

Spring 2022 Student Employment Calendar

Spring 2022 Working Hours for Student Employees

January 18: Classes begin. Students must be academically eligible per PS-33 and are not allowed to work more than 20 hours per week during the semester unless noted below or approved to work up to 25 hours (see Online Appeals Form). Please note this calendar is based on the 2021 – 2022 Academic Calendar and is subject to change 

February 28 – March 2: Mardi Gras Holiday. Classes resume at 12:30pm on March 2. Students may work up to 30 hours.

March 14 – 18: Spring Break. Students may work up to 40 hours.

April 15: Good Friday Holiday. Students may work 4 additional hours.

May 20 – 21: Commencement. The last official day of the semester is Commencement Day for student employment purposes

 

Pay and Funding Questions

You can have the student provide a copy of their award (students can log in to their MyLSU account and go to Financial Services, Financial Aid, Financial Aid and Scholarships) or you can contact the Student Employment Office at stuemplyment@lsu.edu or call 578-3097. 

Each department will set their students’ pay rates according to responsibilities. Students performing the same type of work with the same degree of competency should receive the same rate of pay.  Pay must be at least minimum wage, $7.25 and any pay over $12/hr will require justification. Federal Work-Study and President's Student Aid budgeting may also need to be considered in rate of pay when the position is funded by these awards. Overage in pay beyond the award amount would need to be funded by the hiring department 

Suspected payroll fraud must be reported to LSU’s Office of Internal Audit. Students determined, after an official investigation, to have committed payroll fraud will be terminated immediately. The LSU Police Department, the Office of Payroll, and the Office of Student Advocacy & Accountability will be notified of the findings of any investigation. State law requires that any misappropriation of funds must also be reported to the District Attorney and the Legislative Auditor.

 

Remote Work Questions

 

Summer Employment Questions

A student enrolled in at least 3 hours* of summer courses:

  • Must not be on academic probation and have at least a 2.0 overall gpa in order to work during summer.
  • Can work up to 20 hours per week during the summer when summer school is in session. An exception can be requested to work more than 20 hours per week.
  • Can work up to 40 hours per week during the summer when summer school is not in session.

A student not enrolled in at least 3 hours of summer courses:

  • Must have completed spring semester as at least a half time student and
  • Must be pre-registered at least half time for upcoming fall and
  • Must not be on academic probation and have at least a 2.0 overall gpa
    Can work up to 40 hours per week during summer.

A student whose position is funded by Federal Work Study must maintain at least 6 hours during the summer in order for the employing department to continue using the summer Work Study funding.

President's Student Aid can never be used in the summer.

 

*A student who begins summer as half time but drops below half time during the summer semester has to have completed the spring as a half time student and be pre-registered as half-time for the upcoming fall in order to be eligible to continue working during the summer unless an exception can be approved.

In order to pay a student using Federal Work Study in the summer, the student must:

  • Have been awarded and accepted Federal Work Study funding for the upcoming academic year. The award year starts over each summer.
  • Maintain at least 6 hours during the summer in order for the employing department to use the summer Work Study funding.

President's Student Aid can never be used in the summer.