Student Employment

Many campus jobs are available and pay at (or slightly above) the Nebraska minimum wage of eight dollars per hour. Campus earnings can be applied to the student account if the student signs an Earnings Withholding Authorization form. Some students incur income tax withholdings. Visit the Union College Career Center for more information on jobs available on and off campus.

Summer Bonus
A summer bonus scholarship is paid to students who work on campus for at least 300 hours during mid-May through mid-August. For more details, read the summer bonus contract (PDF). The summer bonus is credited toward the following year's tuition--one half each semester.

Earning Estimates*

School Year  
Hours/Week Semester Year  
10 $1,280 $2,560  
15 $1,920 $3,840      
20 $2,560 $5,120  
Residence Hall Students
Hours Earnings Bonus** Total
300 $2,400 $900 $3,300
350 $2,800 $1,000 $3,800
400 $3,200 $1,250 $4,450
450 $3,600 $1,500 $5,100
Village Students
Hours Earnings Bonus** Total
300 $2,400 $600 $3,000
350 $2,800 $800 $3,600
400 $3,200 $1,000 $4,200
450 $3,600 $1,200 $4,800

* Amounts may vary based on hourly pay rates but based on the minimum wage of $8/hour over 16 weeks per semester. Estimates do not include any cash withdrawls, niether do they account for vacation days when students could work more hours or travel.

** To receive the summer bonus, cash withdrawls must be limited to 30 percent during the summer.