Students must be enrolled in a credit bearing program, have half time equivalency, or have full time equivalency to be eligible for on campus student employment.


Hourly salaries vary based on a number of factors; including the department’s budget and the level of experience required. Minimum wage at NYU is $15/hour for undergraduate student employees and $26/hour for graduate student employees.


When classes are in session students may work up to 20 hours per week. When classes are not in session (i.e. Winter/Spring/Summer Break) students may work up to 35 hours per week, which is the standard NYU full-time work week. Students may hold multiple positions on campus, but may not exceed the maximum hours allowed per week.

Receiving Your Paycheck

Student employees are paid bi-weekly and are strongly encouraged to enroll in direct deposit (PDF) through PeopleSync, as it is the fastest, most convenient, and most secure way to receive payroll. (Note: this is separate from the Bursar's tuition reimbursement direct deposit enrollment.)

Students who do not enroll in direct deposit must collect their paychecks from their designated pickup location (PDF).  

It is extremely important that you give a copy of your approved On Campus Student Employee Application to your supervisor immediately in order to be entered into NYU's Payroll system. From the time that your supervisor submits your paperwork for processing, it generally takes 4-6 weeks before you receive your first check.

Where to Look for On-Campus Jobs

Handshake is a great resource for searching for student employment. We encourage all students interested in working on-campus to also call, email, or visit NYU employers of interest to inquire about opportunities.

NYU has a wide array of on-campus jobs available, such as: office assistants, photo imaging technicians, IT techs, phone surveyors, housing resource center assistants, tutors, newspaper reporters, medical assistants, gym personnel, sales assistant and more.

NYU PeopleSync

PeopleSync (Workday) is NYU’s system for entering time worked and requesting time off. All NYU administrators, researchers, staff, and student employees in New York, D.C., and Los Angeles locations will use PeopleSync for time tracking and absence management. Visit for training resources and more information.

Benefits of Working on Campus

Working on campus offers many benefits to your professional development, especially for first time workers with little to no professional experience. These benefits may include:

  • Little or no travel time for students living near campus
  • Flexibility with hours and work schedule
  • Secure and 100% legal pay: You don't have to worry about scams or any other issues that students and novice employees sometimes face.
  • Little to no experience is required
  • Resume building and solid references