Student Assistant Employment Eligibility
Student Assistant jobs are funded through UA departmental budgets, and eligibility is not based on financial need. Eligible students are not placed, but rather apply and interview for available positions, which are posted year-round at http://jobs.ua.edu. UA graduate and undergraduate students are eligible to apply if enrolled in a degree-granting program at UA and registered for a minimum number of credit hours for the semester in which they would be working. To see if you are eligible to participate in Student Assistant Employment, please review the following information.
In order to participate in Student Assistant Employment, you must be enrolled in a degree-granting program at UA and be registered for a minimum number of classes for the semester in which you are working:
You DO NOT have to be enrolled in summer classes to work as a Student Assistant during the summer, as long as you were enrolled for required number of credit hours for the preceding spring semester as well as the following fall semester.
Incoming Freshmen and Transfer Students: You may work during the summer prior to your first semester at UA without being enrolled in summer classes as long as you have been issued a CWID number and are enrolled for the required number of credit hours for the following fall semester.
If you drop a class or otherwise change your enrollment status while employed as a Student Assistant and no longer meet enrollment requirements, you must notify your supervisor immediately.
International students in lawful F-1 and J-1 status are eligible to work in Student Assistant jobs if enrolled for a full course of study (12 credit hours). During spring and fall semesters, eligible international students must not work in excess of 20 hours per week, due to visa restrictions. During semester breaks and summer semester, international students can work up to 40 hours per week.