There are two employment programs available for students on campus:
- Federal Work Study (FWS): This is a federally supported employment program for students who are eligible based on the FAFSA. If you are a recipient of financial aid, you may be eligible to receive Federal Work Study funds. Check if you have FWS funds.
- Student Assistant (SA): This is a University employment program. View eligibility requirements for SA employment.
How to Register for Hire a Red Hawk
- Start by visiting the Hire a Red Hawk Employer sign in page. Be sure to bookmark this page for easy access in the future!
- Click the Sign Up button for first-time login. Or, use your username (email) and password to log into an existing account.
- Complete your employer registration:
- Your Organization Name will be your department’s full name.
- Please provide your contact information, not the department’s general contact information. Multiple contacts can be assigned to one department in the system.
- Once your account has been approved, you (or the contact person listed) will receive an email that includes your username and a link to create your password. This link will expire in 24 hours.
- If more than 24 hours has passed, please click on “forgot my password” and the system will generate a new link for you.
Post an On-Campus Position
If you are interested in posting a Student Assistant and/or a Federal Work Study position, you must follow the steps below:
- Review our policies and procedures.
- Log into your Hire a Red Hawk account
- Click Jobs > Post a Position > Add New
- Approval of your job postings can take anywhere from one to three business days, depending on volume.
Please Note: When posting an on-campus job, you must select On-Campus Student Employment under job type, or your job will be rejected.
Student Employment Compensation
Compensation for working on campus is determined by the department in which a student works. The Office of Student Financial Aid only determines the total amount a student can earn per semester for Federal Work Study; the department determines how much a student earns per hour. For reference, view the acceptable compensation scale.
Departments should note that once a student has earned their allotted federal work-study amount for the semester and/or academic year, the student is no longer eligible for work-study and the student must be paid from the department’s budget (as a Student Assistant) or they can no longer work for the remainder of the semester or academic year.
Hiring Federal Work Study Students
If a student has not submitted a timesheet and/or has not obtained employment by October for fall enrollees or by March for spring enrollees, their work study award will be canceled.