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Student Working Hours

Student Working Hours

Student working hours are limited so that students can remain focused on their academics as well as for the University to be in compliance with the Affordable Care Act.

Students may work 20 hours or less per week during the fall and spring semesters (all jobs combined). A work week begins at 12:00 am on Monday and ends at 11:59 pm on Sunday. During the summer semester and breaks that are at least a week or longer, student hours will be limited to 35 hours during a work week. 

We realize that some departments on campus work 40 hours a week; however students working in these areas will be limited to 35 hours as well. We also recognize that there may be a business need, such as grants, that would require a student to work over 35 hours a week during week-long breaks and the summer semester. In these special cases, prior authorization will need to be obtained from Student Employment.

Students who work during the summer semester and take 12 credit hours or more as an undergraduate student or 6 credit hours or more as a graduate student during any of the summer sessions will be limited to 20 hours a week during the session in which they are enrolled. Students who work during the summer semester must intend to register for fall classes or finishing up degree requirements in order to work through Student Employment.

Students of the university working through the Engineering Co-op Program for the University are not subject to the hours per week limitation.


Student Employment

Alumni House
208 L Street
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2711