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Student Hourly Employment

Student Hourly Employment is for students who will be paid from departmental, grant, or foundation funds. This includes International Students who have been granted authorization to work.  

 

Requirements:

Undergraduate Students

  • All hourly student employees must maintain a semester GPA of at least 2.0 to participate and remain in the student employment program at MSU Denver.
  • Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits hours during the fall and spring semesters. 
    • Exceptions are given to students taking less than 6 credit hours in the last semester before graduation. 
  • For summer, the minimum credit limit is relaxed and a student it is not required to be enroll in summer classes. However they must have been enrolled and worked in the spring and are enrolled and intend to work in the fall. 
    • All students who do not take a minimum of 6 credit hours during the Summer Semester will be enrolled in the Student Employee Retirement Plan (SERP) that's administered by TIAA-CREF.
  • Students who have just  graduated are allowed to work one semester after graduation for the same department they have been working. 
  • Undergraduates are allowed to work up to 30 hours a week during the academic year and up to 40 during official campus breaks.  

International Students

  • International student employees must submit to the Office of Human Resources a signed Employment Eligibility Form for International Students EVERY semester they intend to work on-campus.
  • They must be enrolled full-time (12 credit hours) during the fall and spring semesters.
    • Over the summer semester if they are not enrolled in classes, they must have been enrolled full-time the previous spring semester and enrolled full-time (12 credit hours) the following fall semester.
    • Once an international student graduates, they are no longer eligible to work, unless they have proper documentation for Optional Practical Training and proper work authorization documentation. 
  • International students are limited to 20 hours a week and up to 40 during official campus breaks.  

Graduate Students

  • Graduate students taking taking less than five credit hours during the spring or fall semesters, or taking fewer than three credit hours during the summer semester, will be enrolled in the Student Employee Retirement Plan (SERP).
  • They are limited to 30 hours a week and up to 40 during official campus breaks.  

 


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