Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I find a list of guidelines and employment policies for student employees?

Student employees are responsible for reviewing the information in the Student Employment Handbook (PDF). If you have additional questions, please contact the Office of Student Employment at (626) 815-6000 or email

How many hours can I work per week as a student employee?

Student employees may work up to 29 hours per week. International students may work up to 20 hours per week. Additional hours may be offered at the department’s request when school is not traditionally in session (i.e., summer, Christmas and mid-semester break). View the complete policy in the Student Employment Handbook.

As a student employee, how do I change or update my address, email, or telephone number?

Log in to and change the information online.

When is payday?

Student employees are paid on a bi-weekly pay period. View the Bi-Weekly Payroll Calendar: January–December 2019 (PDF) for a list of dates.

Can I have my paychecks automatically deposited into an account at my bank or credit union?

Yes. We encourage you to take advantage of APU’s direct deposit service. To apply, complete the Employee Direct Deposit Enrollment Form (PDF) and attach a voided check or authorization from your bank/financial institution. Please submit the forms to the Payroll Office.

I received notification that my Respect and Esteem training certification has expired, what do I need to do?

Respect and Esteem training is a re-certification that needs to be updated every two years. If you’ve been notified that you are due to retake the training, please complete the online training.

Participating in the training is paid time. All hours should be recorded in the electronic timekeeping system, Kronos.