All students at La Salle University are welcome to apply for on-campus jobs to help pay their college expenses. Full-time and part-time undergraduate and graduate students are eligible.
Depending on your background, as a student employee you might assist the office manager in the Career Center, prep and clean up a biology lab, help patrons and shelve books in the Connelly Library, enter data and help with scanning at the University Archives, or undertake other job duties.
You typically work 10 to 20 hours per week, with your work hours scheduled around your classes. Your classes always come first.
A major perk is you’re paid by check or direct deposit into your bank account. You can spend the money as you like – on school expenses or anything else. Pay varies according to the job duties, but you earn at least the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.
There are two classifications of student jobs at La Salle: Federal Work-Study jobs and budget jobs. The work is the same no matter how your job is classified. For example, two students may do identical work in the Connelly Library and get paid the same salary, but one may have a Work-Study job and one may have a budget job.
There’s one big difference: To qualify for a Federal Work-Study job, you must demonstrate financial need on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid. When you fill out your FAFSA, check the box indicating you’re interested in a Federal Work-Study job.
Your financial aid award letter will indicate if you qualify for a Federal Work-Study job and the maximum amount you can earn during the year. However, the amount you actually earn will depend on your hourly wage and the number of hours you work. If you do qualify for work study, you are not guaranteed that you’ll actually get a job. You must look for jobs on Handshake, apply for any you like, and interview if you’re chosen.
You don’t have to demonstrate financial need to get a student budget job. The process is the same as for Federal Work-Study jobs: Look for jobs on Handshake, apply, and interview. For budget jobs, the department that hires you pays your salary.