Student Employment - Frequently Asked Questions

What is the pay rate for an on campus job?

The wages for student employment positions range from $7.25 per hour to $8.25 per hour depending on the type of job and the level of responsibility. See the wagescale for examples.

How many hours do students work each week?

Students work, on average, 8-10 hours per week. Academics are the priority, therefore students schedules are made according to their class schedule.

Can I work on campus if I do not have a Federal Work Study award?

Employers are encouraged to hire students with Federal Work Study awards. However non-FWS students are not restricted from working. The Student Employment Coordinator's first priority is to work with FWS students and then non-FWS students.

Must I work if I have a Federal Work Study Award?

No, you do not have to work if you have a Federal Work Study Award. The award is an eligibility, but you do not have to take advantage of it if you do not wish to work. The Federal Government and the college provide money to pay the wages of students with need.

Will my paycheck go directly to my student account?

No, your pay is provided in the form of a paycheck on a monthly basis. It is not a direct credit to your account. Most students use their earnings for spending money or personal expenses.

What types of jobs are available on campus?

Student workers assist faculty, staff and administrators in a variety of ways. Many offices utilize student workers for clerical support and tasks such as filing, copying, answering phones and distributing mail. Students may work as LVC representatives in positions such as Valley Ambassadors (tourguides). The athletic department hires students as lifeguards, team managers and event staff. Jobs are available in everything from food service to community service and a complete list of jobs is available on the Job Board.

What are community service jobs?

LVC students work in local daycare facilities, the Annville library, and the Lebanon Valley Family YMCA, as well as some other local not-for-profit employers.