Student Employment

Introduction/Mission Statement

Each year a limited number of part-time, on-campus positions are made available for eligible CSUSB students. Such employment not only provides students with a means of earning money, it also provides students an opportunity to develop new skills and positive work habits which will ensure professional success. Students are expected to consistently execute job responsibilities in a satisfactory manner. Job duties will vary depending on the department and supervisor. Student Assistants (SA), Bridge, and Non-Resident Alien (NRA) positions are considered part time temporary employment. The hiring supervisor determines the hourly wage and length of employment by the workload and availability of funding.

Department Hiring

Student Assistants (SA) are students employed on campus other than those employed through the Federal Work-Study program. The department secures a position number from the College/Department MPP or Budget Officer with authority to authorize hiring. Student Assistants (SA), Bridge Student Assistants or Non-Resident Alien (NRA) are the types of positions available. The position number must be appropriate for the classification type.

Student Assistant Job Code: 1870

Student Assistant’s must meet the following requirements to participate in the Student Employment program:

  • Enrolled in a minimum of 6 undergraduate units or 4 graduate units quarterly at CSUSB
  • *Must be eligible to work in the United States
  • Must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA cumulative and quarterly
  • SA hours may vary depending upon the department's needs and availability of funding.
  • SA's are permitted to work a maximum of 20 hours per week when classes are in session. During authorized vacation periods and approved breaks, SA's may work up to 40 hours per week depending on funds.
  • There is no provision for paid holidays.
  • A background check and/or live scan is needed if the student is in a position in which a background check is required by law. Please visit our Background Check page for more information.

Bridge Student Assistant Job Code: 1874

The "Bridge" classification must be used to provide employment during the summer quarter. The student must be enrolled in a future quarter, such as fall.

Students who have graduated are allowed to work an additional quarter as a Bridge Student Assistant but only through the end of the term.

  • Not enrolled or enrolled in less than 6 units during the Summer Session
  • *Must be eligible to work in the United States
  • Must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA cumulative and quarterly
  • SA hours may vary depending upon the department's needs and availability of funding.
  • SA's are permitted to work a maximum of 40 hours per week.
  • There is no provision for paid holidays.
  • A background check and/or live scan is needed if the student is in a position in which a background check is required by law. Please visit our Background Check page for more information.

Please note Bridge employment is not eligible for FICA exemption. Students must pay FICA retirement and Medicare taxes; the employer must pay FICA retirement.

Non Resident Alien (NRA) Student Assistant Job Code: 1868

Non-Resident Alien Student Assistants (NRA) are international students attending CSUSB under the F-1 and J-1 visa categories. This does not apply to undocumented students and other non-immigrant visa categories (such as H-1, J-2, B-2, etc.). As other student assistant categories, NRAs must meet the following requirements:

  • Must validate employment eligibility and obtain NRA form (Access to these forms are provided at the College of Education 356 or by contacting 909-537-5193)
  • Complete Employee Action Request form (EAR) by appointment (Access to these forms are provided at Chaparral Hall 106 or by contacting 909-537-3988 or 909-537-7575)
  • Enrolled infull-time units quarterly, 12 undergraduate units or 8 graduate units at CSUSB
  • Must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA cumulative and quarterly
  • NRA students are not permitted to work more than 20 hours per week when classes are in session. During authorized vacation periods and approved breaks, NRA's may work up to 40 hours per week depending on funds.
  • There is no provision for paid holidays.
  • A background check and/or live scan is needed if the student is in a position in which a background check is required by law. Please visit our Background Check page for more information.

*For more information on international student employment, please visit the International Center web site and select on "Employment" then "On-Campus Jobs".

Last Updated: 7/5/17