Chico State Enterprises

Student Employment

Effective 1/1/2024


Student employees are Temporary Employees currently enrolled and regularly attending classes at an institution of higher education. To determine student status, during the academic year an undergraduate must be enrolled in a minimum of six units; a graduate student must be enrolled in a minimum of four units. Student positions are of limited duration and enrollment will be verified. Students are paid an hourly wage and can work no more than 20 hours per week during the semester and up to 40 hours per week during academic breaks. See the 2024 Student Employee Wage Rates (PDF) for recommended rates of pay:

Special Assignments

Some positions funded under grants or contracts will require specialization and/or advanced technology skills.  Wages will be determined in consultation with the Project Director, and the CSE Human Resources office taking into consideration the surrounding workforce and funding available in the grant or contract.