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Student Employment Eligibility Guidelines
Student Employment Eligibility Guidelines

In order to be considered for on-campus student employment, students must apply online and meet certain eligibility guidelines outlined below:

GPA REQUIREMENTS:

  • ALL student employees must maintain satisfactory academic progress of an overall 2.0 GPA or better with Collin College.  Some positions may require a higher GPA.

ENROLLMENT REQUIREMENTS:

FALL & SPRING:

  • Student employees, including Work Study (WS), must remain enrolled in at least 6 credit hours during the semester in which they have a student employment work assignment. 
    • Exception: Student Assistants (non-WS) in their graduating or last semester with Collin College may be eligible if they need less than 6 credits to graduate.
  • Work Study students must remain enrolled in at least 6 credit hours. Exceptions to the 6 credit hour minimum are not allowed for WS students,including Federal Work Study or Texas Work Study.
  • International Students must remain enrolled in 12 hours, unless it is the student's graduating semester and/or approval is obtained from the International Student Office.
  • Student Assistants enrolled in less than 6 credit hours (based on the exceptions above) will be subject to Medicare and a part-time employment retirement plan.
  • The enrollment status for student workers will be monitored throughout the semester to ensure continued eligibility for employment.

SUMMER:

Summer Student Employee Guidelines Chart       

  • Returning Student Assistants who worked during Spring Semester are allowed to continue to work in Maymester and/or through June 30th without enrolling in 6 credit hours. However, they will be taxed accordingly.  In order to be eligible to continue working in the Fall, they must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours at Collin College by July 1st.
  • Returning Work Study students who worked during Spring Semester are allowed to continue to work in Maymester and/or through June 30th by being enrolled in 1 credit hour. However, they will be taxed accordingly.  In order to be eligible to continue working in the Fall, they must again be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours at Collin College by July 1st.
  • All New Work Study students and New Student Assistants must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours during the Summer to be eligible for a student employment work assignment.
  • Acceptable combinations of 6 Summer hours include:
    • 6 hours in Summer III, or
    • 6 hours in Summer I AND 6 hours in Summer II, or
    • 3 hours in Summer III, plus 3 hours in BOTH Summer I AND Summer II                                                                                                                                                                                                

WORK STUDY REQUIREMENTS:

  • Work Study (WS) students are paid through a financial aid award.  Students must apply and qualify for WS in order to be eligible for WS employment.
  • Before a WS job offer may be extended, final WS award authorization from the Financial Aid office is required. 
  • WS students are awarded a specific amount of funds and they are eligible to earn those funds through WS employment.
  • WS employment ends when the amount awarded for the semester has been earned.  Supervisors and students are responsible for closely monitoring hours worked and the remaining award amount. Hours worked beyond the award amount will be paid out of the supervisor's departmental budget.
  • Students who have been awarded WS through the Financial Aid Office may apply online for any WS or Student Assistant positions.
  • For more information about applying for Work Study, contact the Financial Aid Office.