Student News & Updates

Employment Updates for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

Students may continue in their current hourly positions until 12/31/2020 if they are remaining on campus or if they are returning home and the work can be completed remotely. Students will have the opportunity to extend their hourly positions or to be hired into new hourly positions in Spring 2021 if they are residing on-campus, generally in New York State, or within one of the following states:

  • California
  • Illinois
  • Kansas
  • Maryland
  • Massachusetts
  • New Jersey
  • North Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Virginia

Students not residing in New York State or one of these states will not be able to continue in their positions or be hired into new positions in Spring 2021.

Students on Stipend Appointments:

  • Students paid semi-monthly as teaching assistants will be subject to the same rules as above.
  • Students paid semi-monthly as research assistants will NOT be subject to the rule above, as these activities are considered educational, and can continue in their positions in Spring 2021 as long as their research activities can be completed remotely. This includes funding through RIG, Discover, HOUR, and related programs.
  • Graduate payments as part of their academic program are NOT subject to the requirements above. However, graduate “add-on” appointments will be subject to the rules outlined above.

Questions on undergraduate hiring may be directed to the hiring department for semi-monthly positions and to Student Employment for hourly positions.

Questions on graduate hiring may be directed to GEPA.


Minimum Wage Increases

New York State minimum wage is projected to increase $.70 per hour through the year 2020.

Minimum Wage Amount Effective Date
$11.80/hour 12/22/19
$12.50/hour 12/21/20

Undergraduate Hourly Wages:

  • Level I Hire Rate: $11.80
  • Level II Hire Rate: $12.25
  • Level III Hire Rate: $13.50

Graduate Hourly Wages:
(For advanced-level work in program, technical, or research assistant positions)

  • Level IV Hire Range: $15.00–$19.50
  • Level V Hire Range: $18.00–$24.00