SSM 305–05: Limitations on Work Hours
To limit the work hours of students participating in the student employment program
Student Financial Assistance Office/Student Employment
On- and off-campus departments or units that employ students through the university student employment program must comply with limitations governing work hours. Students should not work more than a total of 40 hours per week. If a student does work in excess of 40 hours in a work week, then the overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act do apply and departments either have to pay 1.5 times the hourly rate or award 1.5 hours of compensatory time for each hour in excess of 40 hours worked in the work week.
International students with an F1 visa are allowed to work only 20 hours per week during the academic year and up to 40 hours per week during break periods in the winter and spring. Full-time employment during the summer is allowed only for students who intend to register for the subsequent fall semester (they must be preregistered).
Federal Work-Study or hourly student employees may not work during the hours they are scheduled to be in class.