On-Campus Employment


Ashland University provides opportunities for employment in a variety of locations across campus. Working an on-campus job is a great way to earn money, help finance your education and gain experience during your college career that can transfer to future employment.  

A variety of offices provide work opportunities for students. The following list includes some of the offices that have previously hired student workers:

Career Services
Student Affairs
Student Life
Student Activities
Eagles Nest
Mail Center
Recreation Center
Safety Services
Theatre Box Office
Dining Hall
Language Lab
Peer Tutoring
Academic Advising
Academic Departments

You will find on-campus jobs are posted in AU Career Connect, Ashland University’s online job board. You can check Career Connect at any time for current job postings. The Career Center for Life Calling manages the job board to which all students and alumni have access. It is a great resource to utilize when searching for both on-campus and off-campus employment. 

To access AU Career Connect you will need your seven digit AU ID. Please see the Student Guide to AU Career Connect (PDF) for instructions on accessing and navigating Career Connect.

Student Employment Programs

There are two different types of on-campus employment: Federal Work Study and Regular Student Employment. Eligibility depends on Financial Aid.  

Federal Work Study (FWS)

The majority of jobs on campus are available through the FWS program. FWS is awarded to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The amount one may earn is listed on the Financial Aid Award Letter of all students who are eligible for FWS. If eligibility is not listed on the Award Letter, the student has not been awarded FWS eligibility. Part-time students who are enrolled at least half-time and have filed a FAFSA may check their eligibility with the Financial Aid Office.

After finding an available job, a student must complete forms and a number of steps in order to complete documentation necessary before Ashland University can issue a paycheck. An outline of the Procedure to Obtain an On­‐Campus Student Worker/Work Study Position is available for download:

Regular Student Employment (RSE)

RSE is available to all AU students enrolled at least half-time, and is not dependent on financial need. 

For more information regarding the student employment programs, please see the Student Employment Handbook (PDF) or contact Financial Aid.

Questions? Please contact the Career Center for Life Calling at 419.289.5064.