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Student Guide to Help and Resources: One Stop Shop

Student Financial Assistance
Kansas State University
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Manhattan, KS 66506-0107



Earn while you learn. Part-time jobs in the community or on campus can help pay for tuition, books, housing and other expenses. Earn part of the $15 million annual payroll for campus jobs.

Benefits of student jobs

  • Earn money to help pay for college expenses.
  • Find opportunities for a range of career interests.
  • Build your employment history.
  • Broaden your social and support network.
  • Expand your list of professional references and contacts.
  • Increase your likelihood of graduating.

Types of student jobs

TypeWhereHours per weekWho can applyPaycheck
Work-study jobCampus30 maxThose with financial needPaid by federal program and university
Part-time campus jobCampus30 maxAny studentPaid by university 
InternshipOff campusCheck with employerCheck with employerPaid by employer or unpaid for college credit and/or job experience
Off campusOff campusCheck with employerCheck with employerPaid by employer

On campus

On-campus options include working as receptionist in an academic department, an usher at Bramlage Coliseum in Manhattan, a clerk in the university bookstore, a landscaper with the Division of Facilities and more.

Part-time campus jobs

  • Hospitality/food service
  • Marketing/sales
  • Clerical/office support
  • Social services/health care
  • General labor
  • Science/research
  • Recreation/camps
  • Seasonal/independent contractor
  • Information technology/mathematics

Largest campus employers

  • Housing and Dining Services
  • Bramlage Coliseum
  • K-State Student Union
  • Division of Facilities
  • K-State Libraries
  • Division of Biology
  • Department of animal sciences and industry
  • Department of agronomy

Off campus

Opportunities include working in graphic design, customer service, after-school care, office assistance, marketing and more.  

Off-campus employers

  • Restaurants
  • Retail and grocery stores
  • Manhattan Town Center mall
  • Businesses in Aggieville (Manhattan) and downtown
  • Child care organizations
  • Medical offices
  • Insurance companies
  • Banks and credit unions
  • Landscaping and construction firms

Graduate Teaching and Research Assistantships

Many academic departments offer competitive teaching and research assistantships for graduate students. Graduate students are encouraged to visit with their academic program director about available assistantship opportunities.

How to find a job

All K-State students can find jobs through the Career Center. Manhattan students can also find jobs through the K-State Student Union's job board and career fairs. Students on the Salina campus can find campus jobs through the Career Center as well.  After graduation, the Career Center can take you from college to a career.