Student employees are a valuable asset to the Bluffton community. Through the Learn &
Earn program students can gain work experience in their area of academic study, identify
career objectives, gain transferable skills that can be useful in a variety of careers and earn a paycheck.
Any traditional undergraduate student attending Bluffton University is eligible to
work in the Learn & Earn program. Eligibility for a campus job is included in most
financial aid awards. While this does not guarantee a work assignment for every student,
the majority of students who wish to work on campus are offered a job.
To be considered for campus employment, students must submit a Learn & Earn application.
Most student jobs are for 6 to 8 hours per week and students will be issued an employment
agreement providing information on pay rate and hours. First-year students earn minimum
wage. Returning students who remain in their current job for the following year or
work in a job related to their major field of study may be eligible for a merit-based
pay increase each year of $.25 per hour. Paychecks are issued on the 15th of each
month for time worked the previous month. Direct deposit
into a personal bank account is an option.
Student worker training sessions are held each semester by the Career Development
Center and the Financial Aid Office. Student workers are expected to attend and are
paid for the one hour session. Topics presented have included teamwork, customer service,
skill building, diversity, credit reports, identity theft, budgeting/money flow and
There are forms
that must be completed before a student will be permitted to work. These forms must
be completed and returned along with appropriate, acceptable identification, to the
business office receptionist located in the lower level of College Hall.
if you have questions about the Learn & Earn Program.