During the summer, two employment programs exist on campus, Part-Time Hourly and Work-Study. Part-Time Hourly is available to students at colleges/universities or high schools. Work-Study is only available to degree-seeking University of Iowa students enrolled in a summer session.
Student hourly work limitations are established by State of Iowa law. Students may work a maximum of 40 hours per week over the summer.
Summer class registration is not required for part-time hourly employment. During the summer hire exclusion period (late April through late September), employers may hire students who were enrolled at a college/university or high school during the prior spring or are enrolled for the summer session. The exact dates of the summer hire exclusion are established each year according to the Biweekly Payroll Schedule.
To be awarded Work-Study for summer, students must:
- be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
- be enrolled in an eligible degree or certificate program
- demonstrate financial need by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year
- be enrolled at least half-time (six hours for an undergraduate and three hours for a graduate during the summer). View information on the impact of dropping a class or withdrawing from the semester
- AFTER the student is registered for the summer session, submit a summer application available in 208 Calvin Hall or on our forms web page
The maximum summer Work-Study amount a student may be awarded is determined each year based on funding availability. A student's award amount is determined by the amount of their financial need. The minimum award is $600.
Summer Employment Opportunities
In April, local employers will generally begin to advertise their summer jobs on Jobnet, an on-line University advertisement system.
The Pomerantz Career Center maintains summer internship information for regional and national employers.
- The amount a student earns is determined by multiplying the hourly rate of pay by the number of hours worked. The student's rate of pay is established by the employer. The State of Iowa minimum hourly wage is $7.25. The part-time wage survey (PDF) and Work-Study wage survey (PDF) provide information on rates of pay.
- The Payment System web page provides an explanation of the documents required and the process.
- Students are paid biweekly according to the Payroll Biweekly Schedule.
- Employment hours are entered electronically through ISIS.
- For additional information on resources available to students regarding their payroll information, view ISIS & Self Service Human Resource Access for Students.