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Welcome to the Student Employee page! This page provides detailed information regarding students working for UW Oshkosh either on or off campus.
Student Employment Eligibility
  • Fall and Spring Terms: Must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credits for undergraduate; 4.5 for graduate level)
  • Summer Session: Must be enrolled 3.0 credits for undergraduate and graduate OR enrolled at least half-time in upcoming Fall term 
Hours Eligible to Work Guidelines

If you have more than one campus job, you must coordinate your total hours working per week with all supervisors. Total hours per week include all jobs together.

    • Federal Work Study: Eligible to work a maximum of 25 hours per week between all jobs within the Fall and Spring academic terms. There are periods where students may work more hours; however, it is restricted. Please refer to the work eligibility schedule for details. 
    • International Students: No more than 20 hours per week while classes are in session 

NOTE: All students must be enrolled in courses at a higher education university with at least 6.0 undergraduate credits or 4.5 graduate credits for Fall and Spring Terms in order to work for UW Oshkosh

Required Hiring Paperwork

You must supply the following paperwork on or before the first day of work. Failure to provide this documentation will delay your start date in the job.

International Students must make an appointment in Human Resources (424-1166) to complete required forms. Documents to bring along include: I-20, I-94, Passport, VISA, and Social Security Card.
Time Entry Resources
Helpful Information: 
Finding Employment On or Off Campus
  • Handshake: Job postings for part-time, full-time and internship opportunities on and off campus
  • Academic Excellence (STEP) Program: Provides high-impact internship opportunities for UW Oshkosh students
Conditions of Employment - Work Rules

All student hourly positions are at-will positions and may be terminated at any time provided the reason is not prohibited by law. It is the University’s position that the University of Wisconsin System University Employees Work Rules apply to student employees in the same manner as they apply to staff.

Click here to review student employee work rules

Bi-weekly Payroll and Tax Information (FICA)
  • FICA (Federal Insurance Contributions Act): Social Security and Medicare taxes
  • Students enrolled in school do not have to pay FICA tax; when they are not enrolled, students will pay the FICA tax
  • For summer session if students are not enrolled, they will pay FICA even if enrolled in upcoming Fall term
Benefit Eligibility

Office of Human Resources Contact Information

Monday – Friday 7:45AM – 4:30PM

Phone:  (920) 424-1166

Fax: (920) 424- 2021


Dempsey Hall 328
800 Algoma Blvd. 
Oshkosh, WI 54901