Student Employee FAQs


How do I find a student job?

Log in to Handshake with your TU email address and password, search for on-campus jobs, and apply. For information on how to log in and create your Handshake profile, review these instructions.

How many jobs am I allowed to have?

For hourly positions, you can have a maximum of one work-study job and two non-work-study jobs. If you are paid via stipend, there is no limit as to how many jobs you can have.

How many hours am I allowed to work?

Student Employment is designed to provide part-time employment, and students should not often work in excess of 20 hours in a single week (combined at all jobs) while classes are in session. Students can work up to 40 hours a week (combined at all jobs) during breaks.

International students on a visa are not allowed to exceed 20 hrs/week regardless of the number of positions held while classes are in session.

How often and when do I get paid?

Students get paid on a biweekly basis (every two weeks).  For more information on pay dates, please visit Payroll Calendars.

Where can I go to complete my paperwork?

I-9 verification appointment are available on both the uptown and downtown campus. You can schedule a verification appointment here.  If you need assistance, please contact

What happens to my Federal Work Study funds if I don't use them?

Work Study funds are awarded over an academic year. Any unused funds in the Fall will rollover to the Spring. Federal Work Study funds do not roll over to the next academic year and may not be earned in the Summer.

Can I apply for a Work Study position if I haven't been awarded Federal Work Study?

Students who have not been awarded FWS are not forbidden from applying to Work Study positions, but they are encouraged to focus their job search on non-work study positions.

Do my Work Study earnings automatically go towards my tuition and fees?

Work Study earnings do not automatically go towards a student's tuition and fees. All FWS earnings are directly deposited into a banking account of the student's choosing, with the student then able to spend their earnings the best way they see fit.

Can I start working if I completed all my hiring paperwork?

Students paid on an hourly rate may not start working until they've received an email notification from EBS and Kronos. Students MUST wait for these notifications before they can start working. This will let you know you are in the Kronos timekeeping system and may begin clocking in and out.

Students paid a stipend may not start working until they've received an email notification from EBS. Students MUST wait for this notification before the can start working. This will let you know that you have been hired by the department.

Is there anybody I can speak to if I can't find a student job?

The Student Employment team is committed to helping students navigate the student employment process. Please feel free to email if you are having difficulty finding employment.

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