Student Employment

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Overview 

Employment is an important component of the student experience. Student employment allows students to gain valuable professional experience while alleviating some of the financial obligations that arise during college. In addition, campus jobs provide supportive environments that enable students to improve the critical skills necessary for their career success.

Job opportunities are available both on and off campus. There are two types of on campus student employment: The Federal Work-Study Program (FWSP) and part-time student employment (non Work-Study). Please see below for descriptions and eligibility requirements. 

  • On-Campus Employment

    Federal Work-Study Program (FWSP)

    • The FWSP provides funds for part-time employment to help students to finance the costs of postsecondary education.
    • FWSP positions are only available to students who have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have been awarded Work-Study in their financial aid package. 
    • To be eligible for hire, in addition to being awarded Federal Work Study, students must:
      • be enrolled in a degree or certificate program in six or more credit hours per semester
      • maintain satisfactory academic progress
      • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident
    • FWS eligibility and awards are determined by the Financial Aid Office.  For questions regarding eligibility, please contact Student Records and Financial Services at 716-286-8686.

    On Campus (non Work-Study)

    • If a student is not eligible for Federal Work Study, there are still opportunities to work on campus.
    • Additional part-time positions are funded through individual department budgets and on campus businesses.
    • Departments that offer part time opportunities include, but are not limited to, the Kiernan Center, Dwyer Arena, Admissions, and Campus Safety.
    • On campus businesses that service our students, such as Metz Culinary Management, ComDoc, and Barnes & Noble, also offer part-time opportunities for employment.
  • Off-Campus Employment

    • The location of our campus makes working off campus very convenient.
    • Niagara University is located less than 5 miles from Military Road in Niagara Falls and Center Street in Village of Lewiston, home to various retail stores, restaurants, and other local businesses.   
    • Public transportation is available daily on campus.
  • International Students

    • Full-time F1 Visa students living in the U.S. while studying may work on campus up to 20 hours per week while school is in session and full-time during holidays and breaks.   
    • Other employment options for full-time F1 Visa students are restricted to either Curricular Practical Training (CPT) or Optional Practical Training (OPT).
    • Documentation is required prior to the start of employment.  Please visit http://www.niagara.edu/required-documentation/ for specific requirements.  
  • Graduate Students

    • The Office of Graduate Studies offers assistantships, scholarships, awards, and campus employment opportunities for well qualified, matriculated graduate students.
    • Please visit http://www.niagara.edu/gradaid/ for further more information.
  • Get Hired Portal

    • Our "Get Hired Portal" is one place for all available employment opportunities.
    • Create an account and begin searching today.

All student employment positions are competitive. The university does not guarantee job placement for any student, but we do guarantee that we will do everything we can to assist students through the job search process.