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Student Employment

Contact Information 

Phone & Fax:
Main Line: (909) 537-5225
Fax Line: (909) 537-7019

Business Hours:
Regular: M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm
Summer: M-Th 7:00am – 5:30pm 

Department Location:
Sierra Hall, Room 119

Student Assistants

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. 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. Job duties will vary depending on the department and supervisor. Students are expected to consistently execute job responsibilities in a satisfactory manner.

Students must meet academic eligibility to be considered for on-campus student employment.

Advantages of On-Campus Student Employment:

  • Flexible with your school schedule
  • Valuable training and work experience (personal/professional growth)
  • Increased connection to campus (networking, mentoring, and reference opportunities)
  • Having a job helps you pay for educational expenses (books, school, supplies)

How Can Students Find  On-Campus Student Employment?

Students can apply for jobs through "Handshake" by login into “My Coyote” portal. 

Interested students may apply by completing an application to be considered for student employment. Here are some tools to assist with navigating and applying for student employment opportunities.

Federal Work Study (On-Campus/Off-Campus)

Work-Study is a federally funded program that provides job opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students who are eligible to participate in need based financial aid programs. Work-Study student workers will be placed in various departments on and off campus to help offset a portion of their educational expenses. Work-Study at CSUSB provides opportunities for students to secure academic or career-related jobs, and develop job skills.

For more information, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

Academic Student Employment

Students who are hired as Instructional Student Assistants (ISA), Graduate Assistants (GA), or Teaching Associates (TA) assist a professor with his/her class load through miscellaneous tasks such as conducting research, teaching, facilitating group discussions, grading papers, or tutoring.

For more information and academic student employment opportunities please contact Academic Personnel.  

Last Updated: 2/22/18

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 vist our Background Check Policy for more information.

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 vist our Background Check Policy 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 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 in fulltime status of 12 undergraduate units or 8 graduate units quarterly 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.
  • 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 vist our Background Check Policy 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".