The student employment program assists undergraduate and graduate students in locating employment at SCAD and includes the Federal Work-Study (FWS) program. Students must meet eligibility requirements to participate. Eligible students must complete the hiring process. The pay rate is typically Federal minimum wage, and students may work a maximum of 20 combined hours per week.
To be eligible for student employment, students must meet the following requirements:
- Undergraduate students must be enrolled in at least 10 credit hours per quarter.
- Graduate students must be enrolled in at least 5 credit hours per quarter.
Note: Some positions may have additional requirements.
How to Apply for Student Employment
New SCAD students may apply for student employment via MySCAD after orientation. For more information, they can visit the student employment channel in MySCAD or speak with an admission adviser.
Current SCAD students interested in student employment should visit the student employment channel in MySCAD.
Completing the Hiring Process
Students hired to work must complete the I-9 process with designated staff prior to working. Copies of the form that will be completed electronically during a face-to-face meeting are available for reference online. This form also includes a list of the documents required for to complete this process.
Students without a Social Security number will receive additional instructions. An overview of the process is available online.
Working in the Local Area
Students who do not qualify for the SCAD student employment program may opt to pursue employment in the local area.
Phone: 912.525.8776 (Savannah) 404.253.3400 (Atlanta)
When do I apply?
Students should apply at the beginning of the quarter or break period for which they'd like to work.
What are the eligibility requirements?
The criteria for eligibility to apply for student employment are as follows:
What do I do once I've determined my eligibility?
If you are eligible for student employment, you may view the open positions and begin contacting hiring supervisors. If you are hired, you will receive an email from student employment with further instructions on completing the new hire process.
Where do I find a list of open positions?
Available student employment positions are listed in MySCAD in the Student Employment channel.
How many hours can I work?
Each student is allowed to work a maximum of 20 hours per week.
How many jobs can I have?
There is no limit on the number of jobs students can have; however, each student cannot work more than 20 hours per week.
What is the hourly pay rate?
Student workers are typically paid Federal minimum wage ($7.25).
How often do student workers get paid?
Student workers receive payment once every two weeks. Please refer to the biweekly payroll calendar located in the forms channel via MySCAD for specific dates.
How does student employment affect my financial aid?
Student employment is not listed on your award letter and has no direct impact on your financial aid or student account. Students paid from federal funds must have remaining unmet need as determined by the FAFSA and other aid.
Am I required to keep the same job the entire quarter?
No, students are permitted to change jobs any time during the school year.
Are international students permitted to work even though they may not have a Social Security number?
Yes, international students are allowed to work without a Social Security number; however, international students must apply for their Social Security number and return the receipt to student employment in Bradley Hall before starting work in Savannah, or at the Student Success Center in Atlanta.
If I worked last quarter, do I still need to obtain an eligibility and verification form for this quarter?
No, students are not required to resubmit forms quarterly unless they are changing or adding a position. Students' supervisors will notify student workers if they are no longer eligible to work.
Once I start working, how do I submit my time sheets each pay period?
Students report time worked in MySCAD using an online tool, Web time entry. The supervisor must approve the electronic timesheet prior to payroll processing.