Student Employment

Federal Work-Study Program

Funds for this program are provided by the federal government and USD. Employment, both on and off campus including community service, such as tutoring of elementary school children, is provided for students with documented need and is related, whenever possible, to the student’s educational objectives. Employment averages 15 hours per academic week, with as many as 40 hours per week during vacation periods. Students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for the Federal Work-Study program.

Other On-Campus Student Employment

In addition to the Federal Work-Study Program, the university offers a limited number of job opportunities to students who do not otherwise qualify for federally-subsidized programs. Over 400 students are employed part time in areas such as dining services, banquets and catering, the bookstore, and the athletic department. Students may obtain contact information for these departments at the Student Employment Center, which is a part of the Office of Financial Aid, located in Hughes Administration Center, Room 313.

Off-Campus Employment Service

The University of San Diego also assists students in finding off-campus employment. Information regarding weekend or part-time employment within the San Diego metropolitan area is made available. There is also information for Intersession and summer sessions. Job descriptions are posted in the hallway across from the Student Employment Center and contact information is available in the SEC.

Veterans Assistance

Information is available at the Military and Veterans Program, University Center, Room 225. 

Vocational Rehabilitation Services

Students with disabilities may be eligible for the services of the State Department of Rehabilitation. The services provided must result in an employment outcome. These services may include vocational counseling and guidance, training (with payment of costs such as partial tuition, fees, books, transportation, etc.), and job placement. Contact the State Department of Rehabilitation at (619) 767-2100 for further information.

For more information, see Student Employment.