Important Alerts

Financial Aid FAQ (Spring 2021)

Following the University's announcement of its plan for spring 2021, the Financial Aid Office has prepared a resource that answers common questions about the financial aid, billing, and student employment implications of the plan. Please view this resource to learn more.

Financial Aid Mail Processing

The Office of Undergraduate Financial Aid and Student Employment (UFA) is currently unable to send or receive U.S. mail. To update your financial aid application, please upload materials to your secure financial aid portal; secure fax to our office at 609-258-0336; or email to pfaa@princeton.edu (if you are an applicant to the class of 2025) or faoffice@princeton.edu (if you are a currently enrolled student).

Spring 2021: Job Classification & Payroll Schedule

Undergraduate student employees are paid according to the wage information below. 

Rates of Pay for Student Employees

Academic Year 2020-21 (effective January 25, 2021)
Federal Work-Study Program 2020-21 dates are August 24, 2020-May 16, 2021

 

Student Worker 1 - $12.50/hour:

Positions require little to no prior experience. Work is structured, with a high level of supervision.

Student Worker 2 - $13.50/hour:

Positions normally require one or more years of experience. Moderate application of technical knowledge or independent decision making may be required. Jobs entailing extensive physical exertion or adverse working conditions are also included in this classification.

Manager/Tutor - $15.50/hour:

Positions require two or more years of experience or related course work. These positions may include peer instruction or supervision and require a high level of independent decision making.

Custom Grade:

Custom grade positions require the highest level of independent decision making and expertise.  These positions must include multiple proficiencies or responsibilities exceeding those of the Manager/Tutor role.  Wages are individually approved by the Student Employment Office for each position and must exceed $16/hour.

 

Hour Limitations and Overtime

US Citizens/Permanent Residents:

US citizens and permanent residents have no weekly employment limit.  However, overtime accrues once 40 hours of work are exceeded in a week.  For students with multiple jobs, the overtime threshold is cumulative between all jobs.   Overtime wages are paid at 150% of the standard rate.

International Students:

International students are limited to 20 hours of work per week during term time.  International students may work up to 40 hours per week during breaks in the academic calendar (fall break, intersession, spring break and summer vacation).  

 

Payroll Schedule

Students are paid according to the Biweekly Payroll Schedule found here.