BRIEF: Students able to work over summer without being enrolled in classes

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs Jeffrey Waple announced at the Student Government meeting on Nov. 8, that changes in student employment rules will mean that students no longer have to be enrolled in a summer class to continue working at the university. 

Students will have the ability to work over the summer without being enrolled in class. For students who decide to take summer classes, the university will still cover the Federal Insurance Contributions Act tax, whereas students who are not enrolled in class will have to pay the FICA tax. The FICA tax is a withholding tax, meaning it comes straight out of a student’s paycheck. 

Waple said he has been at the university for seven years and this is the first time they have removed the condition of enrollment for student workers. He said the main reason for that was the push from student government to remove that stipulation.

According to Waple, more information will be released soon to employers who can relay the information to their employees.

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