Please visit the Student Employment website for more complete information. We have provided some basic information below which will help you complete your Budget Worksheet (See Step 1) as you determine how much money you may be able to make with an on-campus job.
- BYU is hiring more students than ever before. We employ between 13,000 and 14,000 students during fall and winter semesters and about 8,000 students during spring and summer terms. The competition for these jobs has increased dramatically because of the current economic climate, so start your job search early and be as thorough as possible.
- Minimum wage on campus is $7.25 per hour, with the average wage at about $9.00 per hour. A student working 20 hours per week at the minimum wage can gross about $638 per month. You may pay roughly $95 in taxes* if you are in the lowest tax bracket, leaving $543 per month to help you pay your college expenses.
- Most student employment involves 15-20 hours per week, but may be as low as 10, depending on the job.
- Utah high school graduates may qualify for the Utah Centennial Opportunity Program for Education (UCOPE) work-study program which is processed through the BYU Financial Aid Office. Its purpose is to provide meaningful work experience for students who are responsible for obtaining their own jobs on campus, in areas related to their majors.
- Beware of thinking "I need a car so I can get a higher paying job off-campus." By the time you pay the car payment, insurance, gas and upkeep, most students have less money than if they had a campus job and no car.
*Students enrolled at least half-time do not pay FICA tax, so you may be able to keep up to 85 percent of your earnings.