Students may be eligible for part time employment at Rice through Federal Work Study or Rice Work. To be eligible, students must be enrolled at least half time in for-credit courses at Rice University as well as meet other program specific requirements. Half time is defined as 6 credit hours for undergraduate students and 4.5 hours for graduate students.
Federal Work Study
Federal Work Study is a part-time employment program for students who have demonstrated financial need according to eligibility criteria set forth by the federal government. Students are limited to earning the dollar amount shown on their award letter.
In order to be considered for a Federal Work Study award, students must complete the FAFSA each year, demonstrate financial need, and maintain satisfactory academic progress. Click here for Student Employment FAQs.
Rice Work is an institutional student employment program sponsored by various academic and administrative departments. Rice Work does not require a student to demonstrate financial need or to complete the financial aid process. Click here for Student Employment FAQs.
International or Non-Citizent Students
As an F-1 or J-1 student, you have the opportunity to engage in on-campus work or practical training opportunities off-campus. However, you must obtain the appropriate work authorization before starting to work. If you work even one day before or after your authorization, you must leave the U.S. or face deportation. Please see the web pages of the Office of International Students & Scholars for more information. The Office of Financial Aid does not advise students on this topic. Please contact the OISS at (713) 348-6095.
What forms do I need to submit when I am hired?
Once you have been hired, you must submit a Student Personnel Action Form (SPAF), Form I-9, Form W-4 and a Direct Deposit Authorization Form to your department supervisor.
If you are a student employment supervisor, then please click here for supervisor resources.