Benefits for Student Employees

Student employees are not eligible for most benefits including holiday pay, vacation, or retirement plans.  However, student employees are eligible for NJ Sick Time and Workers Compensation, detailed below.

NJ Sick Time

Student employees are eligible for New Jersey Sick Time.  Students accrue one hour of paid sick time for every 30 hours worked.  The maximum sick time accrual a student can earn is 40 hours per year.

Whenever practicable, students should contact their supervisor in advance to request sick time.

Students will not receive any payout for unused sick time Students can carry over up to 40 hours of unused sick time from one fiscal year to the next.

A detailed Sick Time Policy can be found here A Notice of Employee Rights is also available from the State of New Jersey.

If you have questions about your sick time balance, please email seoffice@princeton.edu

Worker’s Compensation

Students who perform work and are paid wages by the University are covered for workers’ compensation benefits as long as the injury occurs within the course and scope of employment.  

Worker’s Compensation covers expenses for medical care and certain benefits for loss of pay resulting from injuries or disabilities incurred while on the job.  

Supervisors should be contacted as soon as possible in the event of any on-the-job injuries in order to allow for completion of the necessary forms.

Health Insurance

Alhough you have already demonstrated health coverage as a condition of of your enrollment, we are required by law to inform you of the Health Insurance Marketplace.

For more information on Financial Aid for Princeton's Student Health Plan, please see Policies and Procedures.

Pre-tax Commuter Benefit

It is very unlikely you will have work-related commuting expenses as a student employee.  However, student employees may opt-in to a pre-tax payroll deduction to help cover regular commuting expenses.  For details, please contact our office.