Saint Paul College Policies & Procedures - Student Employees

Part 1. Definitions.

Work study: A type of financial aid which is primarily need-based and for which a student must 
be employed in a position identified for this purpose. The financial aid funds for these positions 
are provided by either or both federal and state financial aid programs. Work study employment 
must conform to the applicable federal and/or state work study program regulations which address 
source of funds for the positions, placement on payroll and other terms and conditions of 

Student help: A category of employment at a college, university, or the Office of the Chancellor, 
for students enrolled in any Minnesota State Colleges and Universities institution. Saint Paul 
College sets the criteria for employment such as credit load, wages, and maximum hours. Saint 
Paul College will also determine whether selection of a student will be determined on student 
need. Positions may be funded by any appropriate source of campus funds, and are processed 
through the campus student payroll system. Student eligibility is verified each enrollment term.

Unclassified student worker: A category of state employment defined by the Minnesota 
Management and Budget for students who are enrolled in colleges or universities, including those 
that are not part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. Positions may be funded by 
any appropriate source of campus funds, and are processed through the state SEMA4 payroll 
system. Eligibility as a student must be verified every six months. Other criteria for employment 
are outlined in MMB Administrative Procedures.

Part 2. Wage Rates.

Work Study, Student Help and Graduate Assistants: The president of Saint Paul College shall 
establish wage rates for work-study students, student help, and graduate assistants at or above the 
minimum wage rate required by law. The president shall consult with the campus student 
association and may consult with other student groups as appropriate prior to changing wage 

Unclassified Student Worker: The wages and other terms and conditions of employment are 
prescribed within the applicable state collective bargaining agreement.


Reference: Minnesota State 4.5

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