Many campus jobs are available to students registered for 12 or more credit hours and pay the Nebraska minimum wage of $9 per hour. Campus earnings can be applied to the student account if the student signs an Earnings Withholding Authorization form. Some students incur income tax withholdings.
Visit the Union College Career Center to learn more about getting more than a job (discover your calling!) or click here for current student employment openings.
School year earnings estimate*
Summer earnings estimate
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* Amounts are based on $9/hour over 16 weeks per semester. Estimates do not include any cash withdrawls, nor do they account for vacation days during the school year when students could work more hours or travel.
Other incentives may apply to summer work.
Benefits of working on campus
- Savings in the cost of gasoline to travel to an off-campus job. This savings could easily equate to 40¢ to 80¢ per hour.
- Social Security tax savings. Law allows a student working on campus to be exempt from Social Security taxes.
- Time lost in traveling to and from an off-campus job. If a student takes about 30 minutes to travel to and from an off-campus job, they would need to earn about 90¢ per hour more at their off-campus job than if they worked on campus. This illustration is based on a 4-hour work schedule.
- Flexibility. Most students have much more flexibility in managing a work schedule with an on-campus job as compared to working off campus.
- Cash withdrawals. Students can get cash for their work, based on a satisfactory financial plan.
- Though we strongly urge students to apply their work earnings to their student account, it is possible to obtain all or a portion of their earnings if they have arranged for a satisfactory financial plan.
Federal College Work Study Program (FCWSP)
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