Students must qualify for employment each academic year. To be employed as a student you must:
- Submit the student employment application located in My Graceland. This must be done for each academic year that employment is desired.
- Be enrolled for six hours or more while employed.
- Be making satisfactory academic progress for financial aid purposes as defined in the university catalog, or be approved for financial aid probation.
It is also to your advantage to establish priority eligibility for hiring by filing the FAFSA.
Upon completion of the student employment application, copies of the application will be forwarded to various departments. You may be contacted for interviews; please be prompt in responding. Once you are hired, you are required to provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States (e.g. a birth certificate, social security card, passport or alien registration card). You must also complete the I-9 Form, W-4 Form and direct deposit authorization form. These may be obtained online or from the Human Resources Office.
Most student positions require that you work five to 10 hours per week while classes are in session. Most students are allowed to work 10 hours total per week. There are also positions that have an irregular schedule where you may work as needed. With only a few exceptions, student employees are paid the federal minimum wage.
When your supervisor’s request to hire you has been approved and you have your application and payroll forms on file in the Human Resources Office, you will be set up to do time entry online.
Community service jobs, funded by the Federal Work-Study Program, are designed to improve the quality of life for the community residents or solve particular problems related to their needs. Graceland University has contracted with the Lamoni Community School, Funshine Daycare and the Lamoni Public Library to provide a limited number of community service work-study jobs for Graceland students. These off-campus positions are available only to students who qualify for Federal Work-Study. To apply for one of these positions you must first contact Student Employment.