All Student Employment positions are now posted online at: Please go to the web site listed above and then click on the "Students" tab to review only the listed Student Employment positions.  All students MUST apply online by filling-out the online Student Employment Application

In order to apply for posted Student Employment positions you must be a degree seeking student enrolled or intend to enroll for at least 6 credit hours each semester (excluding summer term) at Northern Kentucky University. Visit the Financial Assistance Office for determination of eligibility for Federal or Institutional employment.


Student Employment Process and Forms

Student Hiring Information

All new student employees and student employees that have not worked on campus within the last twelve months are required to complete a background check. You will receive an email to complete a background check and your employment is contingent upon the results of the check. Previous campus employment can be verified with the Financial Assistance Office. You are not eligible to work until a clear background check is sent to your potential supervisor.

The following MUST be returned COMPLETED to the Office of Student Financial Assistance ASAP. (If paperwork is not completed properly, it will be returned to the supervisor which will delay the processing of your paycheck.)  By completing the packet, you will be turning in all needed forms.

Forms to be processed:

General New Hire Packet

In addition to completing the New Hire Packet, please be sure to attach the proper state tax forms to be included in your packet. (This will be based on your students’ address, if an International Student use Kentucky State Tax Form):

W-4 Tax Form

Ohio Tax Forms

Indiana Tax Forms

Kentucky and any other state except OH or IN Tax Forms

New Hire International Student (Non-resident  Alien)

PAR Form- Can be used to complete re-hire, additional assignments, status change, salary change, and continuations.

For Managers

NKU Student Employment Supervisor Manual

Managers please use and/or read over the Student Employment Supervisor Manual to ensure that you understand the processing of a student employee.

Additional Student Employee Forms:

Student Responsibilities                   

Time Sheet Instructions                                

Performance Evaluations      

These forms MUST be returned COMPLETED to the Office of Student Financial Assistance ASAP. (If paperwork is not completed properly, the paperwork WILL be returned to the supervisor. This could delay the student being put on payroll and therefore delay the paycheck).

People Admin

Once you have chosen the candidate for the position choose "student hiring decision pending". This triggers an email to the chosen student to complete a background check. You will receive an email when the background check is complete and unless there is a problem you can proceed in completing new hire paperwork.

PAR Details

Position number

  • Ties the student to a department, cost center, IWS/FWS etc.
  • Can be found on the Labor Distribution or PBC reports or by calling the VP or Financial Assistance Offices

The number of hours per week (along with hourly rate) gives the encumbrance for a student

  • PBC calculation=Hourly rate x FTE x # of pay periods left in fiscal year
  • The liquidation is based on the estimates NOT actual payroll
  • Retroactive hires will be picked up for PBC from their entry into the system forward

Separation from Student Employment

Separations are now done electronically Online via myNKU Manager Self-Service link. The link below will guide you through the process.

Separation Process          

If you have any questions and/or concerns about student employment, please contact Erica Calhoun, Student Employment Specialist at 859-572-5145 or via email at