Student Employment

Student Employment Website (through the Human Resources Office)


St. Olaf offers the opportunity to work on campus to students with demonstrated financial need. Every student offered a student employment award will be provided an opportunity to work at an on or off-campus job. Total earnings will depend on the total number of hours worked, up to the amount of the award. Students may choose to have earnings credited to their student account or deposited into a bank account. If students do not select one of these options, students will have to pick up a paper check from the Payroll Office.

In many cases, your need-based work study will be included as part of the financial aid necessary to cover the cost of attendance at St Olaf College. In some cases, students may wish to use their student employment earnings to help with indirect costs (such as books, transportation and other miscellaneous expenses). In these cases, other arrangements would need to be made to cover direct charges to the student account.

Students are not guaranteed to earn the full amount of their work award. Once a student is placed into a position, it is their responsibility to work with their supervisor to arrange hours. Students are limited to their work award. Once a student reaches their limit, they will no longer be eligible for student employment in that academic year.

For questions about how student employment is a part of your financial aid, please contact your financial aid counselor.
For questions about job openings and other payroll-related items, please contact the Student Employment Coordinator, Jennifer Skluzacek, at or 507-786-3480.

Student Work Award Amount


2015-16 Work Study Table