4.2 Student Employment

Responsible Position

Human Resources Officer


Minnesota State Board Policy


Alexandria Technical and Community College has adopted and follows the Minnesota State Board Policy 4.5 Student Employees, in its entirety.


Work Study: A type of financial aid which is primarily need based and for which a student must be employed in a position identified for this purpose. The financial aid funds for these positions are provided by either or both federal and state financial aid programs. Work study employment must conform to the applicable federal and/or state work study program regulations which address source of funds for the positions, placement on payroll, and other terms and conditions of employment.

Student Help: A category of employment at the college for students enrolled in any Minnesota State college or university. ATCC sets criteria for employment such as credit load, wages, and maximum hours. The hiring entity will also determine whether selection of a student will be determined on student need. Positions may be funded by any appropriate source of campus funds and are processed through the campus student payroll system. Student eligibility is verified each enrollment term.

Unclassified student worker: A category of state employment defined by the Minnesota Department of Management and Budget (MMB) for students who are enrolled in colleges and universities, including those that are not part of the Minnesota State Colleges and Universities. Positions may be funded by any appropriate source of campus funds and are processed through the state payroll system. Eligibility as a student must be verified every six months. Other criterion for employment is outlined in MMB Administrative Procedures.

Wage rates

Work Study and Student Help: The president of ATCC is granted authority to establish wage rates for work-study students and student help at or above the minimum wage rate required by law. The president shall consult with the campus student association and may consult with other student groups appropriate prior to changing wage rates.

Unclassified Student Worker: The wages and other terms and conditions of employment are prescribed within the applicable state collective bargaining agreement.


Approved by: Leadership Council

Effective Date: 11/4/2020

Next Review Date: November 2023

Archive: 4.2 Student Employment Policy