Student Employment at Princeton

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Hello and welcome to the Class of 2021! As Senior Associate Director of Student Employment, I’m writing to address some frequently asked questions about student jobs at Princeton.

How do I get a job?

Financial aid students will receive an email in August assigning them to a campus employer. It is then the student’s responsibility to contact the employer and arrange a job.

Note: you are not required to work for the assigned employer and can apply for other jobs via our website.

Do I have to be on financial aid to get a job?

Nope! Non-aid students are welcome to work on campus!

How much will I be paid?

Most jobs start at around $11/hour. Information on wages is available here.

If I get a job, how will I be paid?

Student workers are paid every two weeks. I encourage you to sign up for Direct Deposit.

Do I have to work?

No, you are not required to work. We expect financial aid students to work about 9 hours a week to help earn spending money, but we do not require it. 

Is there paperwork I have to complete prior to working on campus?

Of course! There are two main items to complete:

  1. A W-4 form.Complete this online via TigerHub
  2. An I-9 form.You’ll need to submit this form to our office along with supporting documentation.We’ll email you detailed I-9 instructions later this summer.

Can international students work on campus?

In most cases, yes! International students need to complete some additional paperwork before beginning work. We’ll be in touch with additional details.

What is Federal Work Study (FWS)?

Federal Work-Study is a form of federal aid which pays student wages. 

Roughly 20% of aid students qualify for FWS; your financial aid award letter will indicate if you qualify.

Please feel free to contact our office at 609-258-3334 or via email at


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Benjamin Eley
Associate Director- Undergraduate Financial Aid and Student Employment

Ben has worked in the Financial Aid Office for just over five years, and is also a fellow at Rockefeller College. When not working, he enjoys spending time with his two young sons. He enjoys photography and is a classically trained singer.

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