Financial Aid

Student Employment

Work Opportunities and Eligibility

Campus job opportunities are available to students in many areas including the library, mailroom and academic departments. Students are employed under the Federal Work-Study program or the Muskingum Work program.

Federal Work-Study is a government program with the purpose of providing part-time employment opportunities for undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need in order to assist them in their pursuit of a college education.

Students who are not eligible for Federal Work Study may also seek campus employment. A non work-study student may be hired if there are no work-study eligible students available to work, or the non work-study student has skills, abilities or experience the department needs which work study students do not have.

Most students are paid minimum wage ($8.55 per hour) and work 5 to 10 hours per week. All students are limited to a total of 20 hours a week for all jobs combined.

Steps to Getting a Job

Muskingum does not place students in jobs. Job postings are listed each afternoon in the Student Digest Email. Students must actively seek out jobs they are interested in by visiting employers who have positions available. New students should understand that the most desirable positions are often held by upperclassmen, so it is often wise to pursue all available positions.


Getting Paid

When a student secures a position, several steps must be taken to formalize the hiring and payroll process:

  • Complete a Work Authorization Form. The form must be completed by the student and signed by the employer. 
  • Complete anI-9, Ohio IT-4 and a W-4  with identification (i.e. social security card, school ID, or any acceptable identification listed on the back of the I-9 form). A student only needs to complete these forms and provide identification once while working at Muskingum.
  • A student may not start working until all appropriate paperwork is completed.
  • Enter hours on Muskie Link each month for supervisor approval.
  • Students need to sign up for Bank Mobile to receive their paychecks immediately, otherwise, they will be mailed to their home address on file.  They can log into their Muskie link, click on Make Refund/payroll choice and that will direct them to the Bank mobile website. They can call the Business office if they are having problems setting up their account.  
  • Provided that the student has completed all of the above, the student is paid electronically each month. The first payday is in October. Wages are paid directly to the student and are not subtracted from the student's account.

Summer employment at Muskingum University is considered non work-study. Students are paid electronically on a bi-weekly basis. Summer postings are listed in the Student Digest Email as well.  Students can reach out to departments/professors on their own to see about any potential openings.  If a student has never worked on campus before, they need to submit the entire packet, otherwise, only a work authorization is needed for ALL summer workers regardless of being a re-hire.  



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