50/50 Student Employment Funding Program

What is 50/50?

The 50/50 Program is designed to promote the creation of new, on-campus student jobs to allow more opportunities for students to work on campus. These new positions are intended to help students gain meaningful work experience and provide a support system of faculty and staff that aids in student retention.

The 50/50 program will provide 50 percent of wage, up to $4.50, to qualifying positions and students. Positions and students must meet requirements in order to qualify for funding.

What requirements must my position meet in order to qualify for funding?

Student Hourly Position

Student Internship (what is an internship?)


  • Position must be 20 hours or less per week
  • Minimum wage of $9.00 per hour
  • Must be an on-campus job
  • Position must provide meaningful work that allows for development of skills in customer service, teamwork, global diversity and communication
  • Supervisors and timekeepers must pass the 50/50 training quiz prior to applying for funding and on a yearly basis (the answers to the questions can be found on this webpage)

*Funding will expire if position is unfilled for two consecutive semesters (not including summer semester)


  • Position must be 29 hours or less per week
  • Minimum wage of $9.00 per hour
  • May last 1 to 2 semesters maximum
  • Must be an on-campus internship
  • The position must have clearly defined learning  goals and objectives related to the professional goals of the student's academic coursework
  • Requires mentorship by a professional with expertise and/or educational background pertaining to the internship position. Mentor must provide routine feedback when needed
  • Mentors and timekeepers must pass the 50/50 training quiz prior to applying for an internship and on a yearly basis (the answers to the questions can be found on this webpage)

*Funding approval will continue indefinitely at the discretion of the 50/50 Student Employment Committee

What requirements must my student meet in order to qualify for funding for a student hourly position or an internship?

  • Must have a 2.0 GPA or higher
  • Must meet the minimum credit hour requirements for the semesters the supervisor is requesting funding
    • Fall: 12 credit hours
    • Spring: 12 credit hours
    • Summer: 6 credit hours
  • Must be an undergraduate student working on their FIRST bachelor's degree (cannot be post-baccalaureate)
  • Resident, non-resident and international students will be eligible to work under its provisions
    • Additional requirements apply to international students. Please contact International Student Services for more information

*Hired students must comply with the standard HR and budgetary procedures for hiring and cannot commence work until these procedures are completed

What would you like to do today? (I don't know what form I need to submit)

Attention supervisors and timekeepers:
At this time, we will not be able to approve any new requests for 50/50 funding for the summer semester.
Forms will open to submit fall semester positions on August 1, 2020.

I want to apply for funding for a student hourly or internship position

I want to submit a new student form (only for hourly positions)

I want to submit a continuing student form
(only for hourly

I want to submit a remove student form

I want to submit an update information form

I want to take the 50/50 
training quiz

If you have questions about the program, please contact:

Shari Leder
Assistant Director of Programming & Career Counselor