Availability and Blackout Dates

Student-Worker Availability:

Winter quarter 2017:

1st day you can work:

Last day you can work:

Spring quarter 2017:

1st day you can work:

Last day you can work:

If you will meet your graduation requirements at the end of a quarter, you MAY NOT work past the last day of the quarter or your last exam day, whichever comes first.

Blackout Dates:

Blackout dates for the 2016-2017 academic year are as follows:
  • September 16 - 18, 2016
  • January 1 - 2, 2017
  • March 25 - 30, 2017
Students who work during blackout dates must be paid out of non-work-study funding. 

Working During Breaks:

Students can work during breaks between academic quarters provided they meet all of the following criteria:

  1. They have met Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements for the previous quarter AND have completed at least 6 credits.
  2. They have enough remaining hours according to the hours shown on the Financial Aid Portal (and accounting for any hours worked after the last time the Portal was updated).
  3. They do not work more than 8 hours per day and no more than 40 hours per week. (If he or she has not completed the quarter, he or she may not work more than 19 hours per week.)
  4. They are not graduating/completing the graduation requirements for their program of study at the end of the quarter (i.e. they will remain enrolled in 6 or more credits for the next quarter).
  5. They do not work past the cut-off date for the quarter (blackout periods).


Students who exceed their work-study allocation awards by working more hours than they are eligible, or who work during non-authorized periods of time must be paid for the hours they worked out of another non-financial aid funding source, which may include their supervisor’s departmental budget, if needed.