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Student Employment

Information for Students

Employment can be a very important part of your experience at Montana Tech. Working while attending college can help defer the cost of education, assist you in learning valuable time management skills, and give you transferable experience when you enter the job market.


Types of Work

Montana Tech has numerous student positions available. Student positions fall into two categories:

  • Work-Study
  • Institutional Positions

Work-study is part of a total financial aid award based on financial need. The work-study award is the maximum that may be earned during a school year while employed at Montana Tech.

Institutional positions are part-time student jobs funded entirely by a department and may be available if you do not qualify for work-study funds.

Finding a Job

Montana Tech has a wide variety of student positions, which are available in nearly every academic and administrative department on campus.

On-campus jobs are posted through Career Services in DIGGERecruiting. Once a position of interest is found, complete the application process. After a decision to hire is made, supervisors will notify the student(s) selected as well as those not selected.


Once you are hired, you must complete the student employment paperwork.

If you have previously worked on campus, contact Katelyn McGee in Enrollment Services at or (406) 496-4223 for a student employment certification form.

If you are new to student employment, you must pick up student employment paperwork from Katelyn McGee in Enrollment Services, MG 207. She will explain the forms and policy and procedures. Contact Katelyn at or (406) 496-4223 with any questions.

Getting Paid


Montana Tech uses pre-printed timecards. Supervisors receive pre-printed timecards once complete paperwork for each student employee is received.

It is up to the student and supervisor to ensure timecards are returned to Enrollment Services by the deadline.

All timecards are:

  • Due on the 18th day of each month (if the 18th is a weekend or holiday, cards are due on the next business day);
  • Only accepted if completed in ink and must be signed by the student and supervisor;
  • Only accepted if delivered by the supervisor, administrative associate or other campus official, or if delivered by a student in a sealed envelope signed by the supervisor.


Students are paid on the first day of each month. Students who do not have direct deposit can pick up paychecks with a photo ID at the Business Office, MG 205. (If the first is on a Sunday or a holiday, checks will be available the following business day. If the first is on a Saturday, checks will normally be available the Friday before.)

If you would like your paychecks electronically deposited, please submit the Electronic Payroll Deposit form to the Budget and Human Services Office, MG 303. (The first check after signing up for direct deposit must be picked up at the Business Office, MG 205; subsequent checks will be electronically deposited.)

Confidentiality Issues

In many of the positions available, you may have access to confidential material. Students are expected to respect the confidential nature of information they may read or overhear concerning students, parents, faculty, staff, alumni, donors, or vendors including income information, tax information, grade and job evaluations, documents relating to performance, salary and fringe benefits, insurance information, account information and other administrative or personal information.

All student employees must complete a FERPA training course upon beginning employment at Montana Tech. Supervisors should identify confidentiality issues with all student employees.