Employers, both on the University of Iowa campus and in the community benefit greatly from hiring UI students. Student employees bring a fresh perspective to the job and often can apply classroom knowledge to the job to improve efficiency and productivity.

Work-Study employers have the added benefit of paying only 50% of the student wage up to $12 per hour or 40% if the job qualifies for community service support. To qualify as an off-campus Work-Study employer, the employer must be a government or non-profit agency.