Employment Policy

Eligibility to be Paid on the Student Payroll

In order to be paid by Millersville University on the student payroll, you must currently be enrolled as a graduate or undergraduate student at Millersville University.  A student may begin working one semester/session preceding enrollment as a student. 

For example, a student may begin to work the summer prior to commencing studies in the Fall as long as they are registered for Fall classes.

Students are not permitted to work for the University via a temporary employment agency or on the regular Staff Payroll at the same time they are employed on the Student Payroll.

Maximum Hours of Employment

Students employed on the Student Payroll may work up to a maximum of 30 hours per week when the University is in session.  This includes examination periods and weeks in which holidays fall.  Work weeks run Saturday through Friday.  The maximum hours per pay period includes all hours worked, whether in one department or multiple departments.    

In compliance with INS regulations, International students may work a maximum of 20 hours per week, which overrides University policy.

During the summer or semester breaks, all students (including International students) may work up to a maximum of 40 hours per week.  No student may work over 40 hours total per week.

Students with a GPA average below 2.0 are limited to working no more than 20 hours per week. This includes examination periods and weeks in which holidays fall.


Students are responsible for tracking their own hours. The Payroll Office will notify students and student supervisors if permitted maximum hours are exceeded. If the excessive hours continue, and no exception to the maximum hours has been requested or approved, the Payroll Office will terminate the student’s employment with the University.

Finding a Job on Campus

Students have the option of working on-campus in any area where employment is available.  Student employment opportunities can be found on the HR website under the Millersville University Career site 

Students are permitted to work in more than one department, as long as they don't exceed the maximum hour policy.

Millersville University does not have specially selected jobs available for students receiving Federal Work Study funding; however, the Community Service Learning Program is designed strictly for students who receive Federal Work Study money.  The Financial Aid office will have more information concerning the details of these jobs.