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About Off Campus Student Jobs

The Off Campus Student Jobs Program locates and develops off-campus job opportunities in the Lawrence area, including Topeka and the Kansas City Metropolitan area. The program is federally subsidized by the Job Location and Development (JLD) program and is sponsored by the University Career Center and the Office of Student Financial Aid.

The goal of the Off Campus Student Jobs Program is to assist current KU students in obtaining part-time or seasonal full-time off-campus jobs. All currently enrolled KU students may view the job postings.

If you have further questions about the off Campus Student Jobs Program, contact us at PTJobs@ku.edu or 785-864-2766.

NOTICE: For information about the on-campus jobs Federal Work-Study Program, please contact Financial Aid & Scholarships.

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Benefits of having a student job

  • Earn extra money for college.
  • Build your resume.
  • Develop new job skills.
  • Gain valuable professional experience.


Off-Campus Jobs (positions within approximately 30 miles of Lawrence that you can hold while in school)

  • Search Off-Campus Jobs via KU Career Connections: log in with your KU online ID and password; If you have not previously registered for full access to KU Career Connections, you will be prompted to do so after logging in.
  • Once you log in, you will be taken directly to the off campus student job postings.
  •  If you would like to narrow your search by keyword, job function, or industry, click on "More Options."
  • If you need further assistance, view the Find an Off Campus Student Job video.

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Employer Benefits

  • The Part-Time Jobs Program website is free and easy to use.
  • Employers simply register to create an account and then login to create a job posting.
  • KU students represent a pool of qualified employees with diverse skills and experiences.
  • KU undergraduate and graduate students from all KU campuses and all departments have access to the job postings.

Part-Time Jobs Program

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NOTICE: For information about the on-campus jobs Federal Work-Study Program, please contact Financial Aid & Scholarships.

The Kansas Career Work-Study Program (KCWS) is a state-funded program intended to provide off-campus employers with an incentive to hire KU students in career-related positions.  The purpose of the program is, "to promote, stimulate and assist in the part-time employment of eligible students in jobs or positions of service that will complement and enhance the educational preparation of such students for a career" (K.S.A. 74-3274). Questions? Email kswkstd@ku.edu.

The KCWS Program assists employers by providing them with up to 50% of an eligible student employee's gross wages.  A student's cost of attendance and the amount of financial aid received limit the amount that may be earned through KCWS.  

Student Information

To participate in the Kansas Career Work-Study Program, you must meet the following criteria:
  • You must be recognized by the Office of the University Registrar as a Kansas resident.
  • You must maintain a cumulative and a semester GPA of at least 2.0.
  • You must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours during the fall and spring semesters.  During the summer, you must be enrolled in at least 3 credit hours or be enrolled for the fall semester.
  • You must have an officially declared major that relates to the position.
  • You may not be an immediate family member of your employer.
Students are responsible for finding their own employment.  A few KCWS positions are posted in KU Career Connections.  However, students are encouraged to seek employment from businesses that are not yet KCWS participants.

KU Student Application for KCWS

Employer Information

To participate in the Kansas Career Work-Study Program, employers must meet the following criteria:
  • Have a FEIN (Federal Employee Identification Number)
  • Be a Kansas business using a Kansas bank
  • Be willing to act as the student's employer (students are not employed by our office)

Employers are responsible for interviewing and hiring eligible students.  Before signing a KCWS contract, the employer must employ or be in the process of hiring an eligible student.  Employers may advertise part-time positions for students in KU Career Connections.

The amount of the contract is based on the student's hourly wage, the estimated hours per week that the student will work, and the number of weeks that the student will work; Fifty percent of this amount will be reimbursed to the employer; If the estimate is too low, an amendment may be granted if funds are available.

Employers must submit invoices to KCWS at least once a month.  It can take up to four weeks for the reimbursement check to arrive - it is to the employer's benefit to submit invoices in a timely manner

KCWS (pdf) Employer Guidelines

KCWS Employer Application

NOTICE: If you have further questions about Kansas Career Work-Study, please contact us at (785) 864-7664 or kswkstd@ku.edu.

About YES Tutoring

The Youth Educational Services Program (YES) provides the opportunity for KU students to work as a tutor or mentor with "at-risk" students in Lawrence elementary and secondary schools. 

Applications are sought from students who want to have a positive effect on the educational experience of public school students. (The YES Program is not limited to education students.)

Student Eligibility

To participate in the program, a student must meet the following criteria:
  • Be degree seeking,
  • Be currently enrolled in at least 6 credits,
  • Maintain a minimum semester and cumulative GPA of 2.0, and
  • Be a Kansas resident.

Application Information

To apply, search the student hourly jobs on the On-Campus Jobs Website for the position "Y.E.S. Tutor/Mentor" and submit an online application.  YES tutors are typically hired at the beginning of the fall semester. 
For more information, contact the UCC at 785-864-3624 or YES@ku.edu.


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