Students are limited to working 20 hours per week during the academic year per State of Iowa Law. Students are allowed to work 40 hours per week during Thanksgiving break, winter break, spring break and summer. Students who work over 40 hours per week will be paid overtime but, per Federal regulation, Work-Study cannot cover overtime wages. Although these are the hours limitations by law, the Work-Study dollar eligibility of the student will determine the number of hours a Work-Study student can work per week and may limit the work hours below the maximums listed. For example, if the student’s Work-Study offer is $1,750 per semester and the pay is $8.20/hour, the student can only work 10 hours per week during the 22-week fall period, which includes winter break, and 12 hours per week during the spring period before the Work Study offer would be earned. Select hours per week limitations for additional information regarding the employment of international students and students paid through salary or residence hall assistant positions.