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Work-study and student employment

Earning money while going to school helps to finance your education while providing you with the opportunity to become a valuable part of the campus community. The University of Minnesota, Morris provides many on-campus job opportunities for students.

Did you know research indicates that students who work part-time on-campus achieve a higher grade point average and promotes degree completion? Explore the importance of student employment and the many opportunities for learning as you navigate your way through this site.

The UMM student employment experience can be both fun and rewarding. It can give you an opportunity to explore and affirm your career choice, as well as gain critical skills that improve your marketability for professional employment.

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There are five key aspects to determine whether you are eligible to be employed as a UMM student employee:

  1. You must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 credits and a degree seeking student at the University of Minnesota, Morris to be eligible for student employment.
  2. Your satisfactory academic progress (SAP) requirements must be met.
  3. You must be pursuing your first undergraduate degree.
  4. You must be able to establish you are eligible for employment in the United States by the guidelines administered through the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.
  5. All students are eligible for employment regardless of financial need.

Federal and state work-study

The federal (FWS) and state (SWS) work-study programs allow for undergraduate students, who establish financial need, to meet the costs associated with their education through part-time employment.

To be eligible for FWS or SWS, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). FWS and SWS awards are a part of your financial aid package.

Institutional student employment (ISE)

Institutional student employment is funded through departmental funds and is non-need based. ISE employment is used to help meet the costs associated with a student’s education through part-time employment.

The FAFSA is not required to be eligible for ISE employment. ISE awards are not part of your financial aid package.

If you have not worked at the University of Minnesota, Morris before, under any of the student employment programs, you will need to complete the online I-9 and W-4 process and present acceptable identification to One Stop Student Services.

Identification documents

You must provide acceptable identification to One Stop Student Services. The most common forms of identification are:

Domestic students

  • Unexpired US Passport, OR
  • Unexpired driver’s license or University of Minnesota identification card (UCard), AND original Social Security card or original certified birth certificate

International students

International students are required to complete additional paperwork at One Stop Student Services and must have the following:

  • Unexpired passport
  • I-94
  • I-20
  • Visa
  • Original Social Security card OR a letter stating that the student has applied for a card

Online I-9

1. Access the online I-9
2. Click on the link I-9 Form for New Employees - use the guide provided for assistance
3. Enter employer name or code field: 13636
4. Provide personal information:

    • Name
    • Address
    • Date of birth
    • Social Security Number - name on the card must match name entered in the name field above
    • Start date - must provide identification documentation within 3 days of start date
    • University location is: UMM Student Affairs

5. Select citizenship status
6. Sign electronically
7. Logout (clears your information from browser)


1. Access the W-4 online from MyPay, accessed through MyU.
2. Complete the form by clicking on W-4 Tax Information Update.

Reminder: students filing “exempt” from taxes must file a new W-4 in January each year.

The following documents are used for student employment.

Email morrisfa@morris.umn.edu if you have questions or concerns regarding student employment.

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