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Student Employment


Office of Human Resources

Administrative Services Center

368 South Prairie Street

Galesburg, IL 61401-4999


Fax: 309-341-7090


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How to Apply for a Job

The Human Resources Office coordinates campus employment. The Office of Financial Aid notifies the Human Resources and Payroll Offices of those students with Federal Work Study or Campus awards, thereby establishing applicant priority. Students who are awarded campus employment as part of their financial aid are given first priority when filling student jobs. Students who are unsure if they have a work award should contact the Office of Financial Aid at 341-7149.

The process of obtaining a campus job begins with students using the online Handshake system. Here, the student may complete an application, view available campus jobs, and submit an application for the jobs he/she may be interested in.

Work Awards

Students who demonstrate financial need may have Federal Work Study or Campus Employment awards included in their financial aid package. These financial aid awards give students an opportunity to work on campus and earn a portion of the money needed to meet their college costs. A student with a work award is not guaranteed his/her earnings, but the student is given priority among the student job applicants for most jobs on campus.

The acceptance or refusal of a work award does not affect the grant assistance offered in a student's financial aid package. If a student accepts a work award, he/she is under no obligation to the College to work. A student may find that his/her course load and extracurricular activities limit the number of hours he/she is available to work. He/she may work fewer hours than the work award would permit.

Wages and Workload

Student employees are paid minimum wage, which is $10.00 per hour as of July 1, 2020. The number of hours worked per week varies from job to job; however, the maximum number of hours student may work is 10 hours per week.

A student's work schedule and the number of hours worked may vary from term to term because of his/her course load, class schedule, and extracurricular activities. The student must make work schedule arrangements with his/her supervisor each term.


If you are considering working at the college, appropriate identification is required and original documentation must be presented to complete the required tax forms. You will find a list of appropriate identification on page 5 of the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification (PDF). Learn more about student payroll and how to get copies of the tax forms.

Student employees are paid every two weeks based on the number of hours worked and reported on their timecards. The College requires all student employees hired after December 1, 2012 to direct deposit their pay as a condition of employment so paychecks will be deposited directly into a student's bank account. Students hired prior to this date are encouraged to sign up for direct deposit as well, which they may do through the human resources or the payroll office. Students who want to apply earnings against their student account (tuition, room, board, etc) must make arrangements in advance with the Business Office.

Notice of Non-Discrimination

In keeping with its commitment to equal rights since it was founded in 1837, Knox College particularly welcomes applications from members of underrepresented groups. Knox College does not discriminate on the basis of sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, race, color, creed, national or ethnic origin, religion or religious affiliation, sexual orientation or preference, age, marital or family status, disability, veteran status, or other status protected by applicable federal, state, or local law in admission, financial aid, employment, athletics, or any other aspect of its educational programs or activities. In addition, Knox College is prohibited by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and its accompanying regulations from so discriminating on the basis of sex.

Any inquiries regarding Title IX or the College's policies that prohibit discrimination should be directed to the Title IX Coordinator identified below. The Coordinator will be available to meet with or talk to students, staff, and faculty regarding issues relating to Title IX and this policy.

Lead Title IX Coordinator
Kimberly K. Schrader
Old Jail 12 | Campus Box K-209
309-341-7751 office | 309-337-6536 cell

Individuals may also contact the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights for additional information.

Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Education-Chicago Office
500 W Madison St., Suite 1475
Chicago, IL 60661-4544
Telephone: 312-730-1560

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