Work Awards

Last year Suffolk University employed over 1,500 students in various capacities throughout the University and at approved off-campus sites. Almost every office/department on campus hires student workers.

Students assume a wide range of job responsibilities and provide support in numerous areas including clerical, customer service, research, administrative, student services and enrollment management.

This site will provide you with information on the types of employment available at Suffolk, the required paperwork to begin working, and the procedures and guidelines for student employees.

If you are a supervisor of student employees, please review the policies and procedures for hiring student workers.

Some administrative offices offer fellowship opportunities to graduate students, often for the entire academic year. The Graduate Fellowship Opportunities listing is updated as new positions become available.

Please note that:

  • Fellowships consist of a grant and employment award. The recipient may not reject the employment portion of the award and keep the grant portion. Students must work their required weekly hours or risk having the grant reduced or revoked. The grant portion of the award is directly credited to the recipient’s tuition account; the employment award is paid bi-weekly for hours worked
  • Fellowships are only awarded for the fall and spring semesters; summer funding is not available
  • In order to begin working, additional employment paperwork must be completed (including authorization, I-9, W-4, direct deposit form, etc.)
  • Fellowships are typically renewable for up to four full-time semesters, provided the recipient meets the renewal requirements (e.g., satisfactory job performance, academic progress, enrollment status, etc.)
  • A student may only accept one fellowship, and all students are limited to a maximum of 20 hours of employment per week

Award Details

Your Graduate Fellowship award consists of a grant and employment. The grant portion of the award will be credited directly to your tuition account, with half the amount posted each semester.

If you choose to accept the Fellowship Employment, it will be paid to you in a bi-weekly paycheck via direct deposit.

For Spring 2024 Fellowship Employment consideration, candidates must submit their completed application for admission by November 1. Admitted recipients of this award must confirm their enrollment by the deadline stated in their admission letter, register for classes by December 1, and accept their fellowship employment award by December 1.

Employment Award

For Spring 2024 Fellowship Employment consideration, candidates must submit their completed application for admission by November 1. Admitted recipients of this award must confirm their enrollment by the deadline stated in their admission letter, register for classes by December 1, and accept their fellowship employment award by December 1.

If you received an employment award of $6,200 for the year, your estimated weekly hours are as follows:

Semester Hours per week
Fall: $3,100 11-12
Spring: $3,100 11-12

If you received an employment award of $4,650 for the year, your estimated weekly hours are as follows:

Semester Hours per week
Fall: $2,325 8-9
Spring: $2,325 8-9

If you received an employment award of $3,100 for the year, your estimated weekly hours are as follows:

Semester Hours per week
Fall: $1,550 5-6
Spring: $1,550 5-6

Renewal

Renewal of Sawyer Business school fellowships is possible based on satisfactory performance and a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. Please note, fellowship awards are available to full-time students for only two consecutive years (four semesters), provided they meet all renewal requirements.

In addition, if you graduate, withdraw, take a leave of absence, or enroll below half-time status, you are no longer entitled to this funding. A change in your enrollment status can impact your award, so be sure to check your award letter for the required enrollment status and register for the appropriate credits prior to the close of each “Add/Drop period”. If renewed, fellowship amounts remain the same and will not be revised to reflect any annual tuition increase.