Student Employment Update

April 20, 2020

A message to students with campus employment, and their supervisors:

Seattle University’s move to virtual education for spring quarter 2020 has impacted the opportunity for many student workers to continue in positions earning student wages. Students with positions that allow them to work remotely during the campus closure will continue to receive wages for hours they work. For students who are not continuing to work remotely during COVID crisis and the campus closure, the university will continue to pay estimated wages through April 30.

For students who are not working remotely after April 30, the university will make “Student Worker COVID Replacement” (SWCR) payments totaling $1000 before tax withholding. Student supervisors are responsible for authorizing these payments and will receive a follow up communication with instructions how to do so. We thank them in advance for their help making this happen.

Seattle University has additional resources for helping students experiencing financial hardship. Students experiencing hardship are encouraged to apply for funding from both the CARES Act and Seattle University’s President’s Emergency Fund using the single application form that is now available on MySU. The expenses can be anything within the meaning of “cost of attendance” as defined in the Higher Education Act, including tuition and fees, food, housing, course materials, technology, health care and childcare expenses.



Joelle Pretty, Ed.D.
Assistant Provost, Student Academic Engagement
Seattle University
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