Student Temporary Wage

What are the primary differences between Student Temporary Wage and Federal Work Study positions?

Student temporary wage positions differ from those associated with the Federal Work Study program in the following ways:

  • Student temporary wage positions are open to any interested, and currently enrolled, UNC Charlotte student;
  • There are no financial eligibility requirements that must be met to obtain a position of this type;
  • Student temporary wage positions are funded exclusively from departmental financial resources (operating budget, grants, receipts, student activity fees, etc.);
  • Hiring departments are required to list all student temporary wage positions on the University's job site

How much can I earn as a Student Temporary Wage employee?

Student temporary wage employees will not be paid less than the University minimum wage rate of $9.00 per hour and may be compensated at a higher rate depending upon criteria such as the skills and/or responsibilities required of the position's incumbent; length of service; etc.  

How many hours may I work each week? 

During the academic year and the summer, while they are attending classes, students are allowed to work up to twenty (20) hours in any given week. However, during the summer, if the student is not enrolled in summer courses and the department wants to employ a student to work over 20 hours a week.

I have recently started work as a Student Temporary Wage employee. When will I be paid?

Student Temporary Wage employees are paid an hourly rate and record time on an electronic timesheet called Web Time Entry. Hourly employees are paid bi-weekly.  The work week runs from Sunday through Saturday and students are to record their hours every day they work.  The deadline for timesheet submissions is the Monday after the pay period ends.  Students are paid the Friday of the following week

As a Student Temporary Wage employee, am I eligible to receive benefits?

No. Student employees (of any type) - Federal Work Study, Graduate Assistants, Student Temporary Wage - are ineligible to receive paid vacation, sick, or holiday leave, as well as, paid medical and/or dental insurance.  

I am currently working in a Federal Work Study position. May I also work as a Student Temporary Wage employee? 

Yes - provided that the total hours worked (combined between both positions) do not exceed twenty (20) hours in any given week. The student employee is responsible for ensuring strict adherence to this requirement.