The campus employment program was organized to provide all students, who are eligible to work in the United States, the opportunity to earn money toward their college expenses.  Student employees are part-time employees whose primary role on campus is to earn a degree. As such, a student employment position is intended to be secondary to the completion of your Pomona degree. All full time enrolled Pomona College students have the opportunity to participate in the Student Employment Program.

Students work for a variety of reasons. Some need their earnings to help defray the basic costs of a Pomona education, while others want their earnings for social activities or other expenditures. Still others recognize that the skills and work habits they gain on the job will benefit them when they seek full-time employment, and some simply enjoy the camaraderie of work groups.  Regardless of your financial aid status, Pomona College offers a student work allotment to all enrolled students.

Each student is granted a work allotment that can range between $1,250 and $2,500 depending on the student's level of financial need. Students who are recipients of financial aid are awarded a need-based student work allotment of $2,500. Students who are not receiving need based financial aid or who may have an outside award that replaced or reduced the need-based work award, will be eligible to earn up to $1,250 during the academic year.  Your supervisor may also request a higher work allotment, if the departmental budget allows for additional earnings.

To check your allotment on, please refer to the instructions in How to Access My Student Employment Information on the Portal [pdf].

The Financial Aid Office awards and monitors work allotments and earnings throughout the year. Students are responsible for planning their work schedule in accordance with their work allotment. Regular notifications are sent to all students and their supervisor who have less than $300 left to earn through the work program. Upon reaching the awarded allotment, the student will be automatically terminated through the College Payroll system. Please discuss allotment increases with your supervisor. Allotment increase requests should be submitted to the Financial Aid Office by your hiring supervisor.