Hours + Compensation

Students may work up to 20 hours per week in a work-study position and earn at least the current Missouri minimum wage. The average student works 4-5 hours per week. Students are paid monthly with a paper check or via direct deposit.

Pay levels for the 2023-24 school year:

  • Level 1 - $13.00/hour
  • Level 2 - $13.70/hour

Hourly rate is subject to change based on the Missouri minimum wage. 

Pay levels are designed to create opportunities for advancement, encourage students to remain with the same department, and create equity between jobs that require minimal skills and those that are more advanced. 

Paychecks + Required Forms

Before they are eligible to start working, all students will need to complete the following forms (provided by the Student Employment office):

  • Federal W-4
  • Missouri W-4
  • Employment verification (I-9) form
  • Student Employment Authorization form

Students must provide original identity documents with their new hire paperwork. Photos and copies cannot be accepted. They should have these documents with them when they come to campus. The documents will be returned to the student.

Students may present one selection from List A, or a combination of one selection from List B and one selection from List C.

Full List of Acceptable Documentation

A - Establishes both identity and eligibility to work B - Establishes Identity C - Establishes Employment Authorization
U.S. Passport Driver’s License or Government-issued Photo ID Social Security Account Number card, unless the card includes restrictions
Permanent Resident Card School ID with photograph Original or certified copy of birth certificate
Foreign Passport that contains a temporary I-551 stamp Voter’s Registration Card U.S. Citizen ID card

We're here to help!

If you have questions about the work-study program, please reach out.

Candice Muuo-Kimeu
Financial Aid and Student Employment Coordinator

Erin McIntosh
Admissions and Student Employment Coordinator

Office Hours

Monday - Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.