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.


Earning Estimates

School Year* ($8/hour)  
Hours/Week Semester Yearly
10 $1,200 $2,400
15 $1,800 $3,600
20 $2,400 $4,800
Summer ($9/hour)  
Hours Earnings  
300 $2,700  
350 $3,150  
400 $3,600  
450 $4,050  

* Amounts may vary based on hourly pay rates but based on the minimum wage of $8/hour over 15 weeks per semester. Estimates do not include any cash withdrawls, niether do they account for vacation days during the school year when students could work more hours or travel. Pay will increase to $9/hour January 2016 (not reflected in table).

Summer work is $9/hr and is from May 10-Aug. 16, 2015 for freshmen and May 10-Aug. 23, 2015 for returning students.