Student Employment > Hiring > Paying Your Student Employee
As a manager of student employees, you are ultimately responsible for ensuring that the hours your students work are submitted and approved. Hours are submitted and approved through the Times & Absences section BlueSky - you can access it by logging into Campus Connect. Please see the below compensation scale for suggested hourly rates. Review the Financial Affairs website for information on pay periods and pay dates.
Students are exempt from paying FICA taxes provided
they are enrolled at least half-time or a minimum of six quarter hours
(four for graduate students) or six semester hours and working
part–time. Student employees are responsible for maintaining the
necessary enrollment hours.
Each position posted on Campus Job Board has a designated Ladder Level (A‐D) set by the Office of Student Employment. The pay grade represents the various experience levels of the student. When setting an hourly pay rate, the Office of Student Employment recommends managers consider the following factors: the position's ladder level, department budget,
experience level of student and wage consistency of other employees in your department. If a manager would like to inquire as to the recommended starting wage, please contact the Office of Student Employment with a job description.
The below Compensation scale is for managers planning on FY 2021-22. Minimum wage will be raised to $15 effective July 1, 2021.