The Student Employment (Provost 50/50) Split


The Office of the Provost supports the student employment program by providing funds to cover 50% of eligible student wages. The total amount of funding provided to a particular school or department, or for a particular student, may be limited. In order to be eligible for 50% central funding, student wages must meet the following criteria:

  • The student must be an undergraduate student that qualifies for need based financial aid.
  • The student must be enrolled full-time.
  • Wages must be paid as Time Entry Wage (hourly wages). 
  • The student must be paid on the weekly payroll.
  • Hourly wage cannot exceed the Level 3 wage rate per hour.
  • The wages must be earned and paid during the academic year including term recesses.
  • Wages charged to a sponsored award (grant) are not eligible.
  • Wages charged to Agency Accounts or Community Service accounts are not eligible.
  • Wages charged for work of a religious nature are not eligible.
  • Wages charged to Associated Student Agencies are not eligible.
  • Students should not work more than 19 hours per week, except during term recesses.


The student wages are charged 50% to the department and 50% to the Provost's Office during the payroll costing process.

Community Service Credit

The University allocates a portion of its Federal Work-Study Grant to support 75% of eligible wages of students working in approved community service organizations (or 100% of eligible wages of students working in the America Reads and America Counts Programs). Student wages must be eligible for the funding according to the guidelines of the Federal Work-Study Program and the programs must be approved annually through the Student Employment Office. Funds are limited and all applicants may not be approved.


For questions on accounting and representation of the subsidy on financial statements, please contact

For questions on enrollment status of students, please contact for the Student Employment Office.