Earnings & Taxes

The wage rate for all students beginning 2023 is $15.50 per hour. Student employment earnings (regardless of work-study status) are paid directly to you in the form of a bi-weekly paycheck (either by paper check or by direct deposit).


All student employment earnings are subject to federal and state taxes. Two of the documents you need to complete are the federal (W-4) and state (DE-4) tax withholding forms. Please consult with your parent/guardian or tax accountant to identify what withholding amount(s) you should report for those forms. For international students, this may vary; be sure to identify yourself as a Non-Resident Alien when completing your I-9 Form.

W-2 Forms

Annual tax forms are issued no later than January 31 of the following year for work done in the current year. Employees will receive both electronic and paper W-2 forms. You have the option to opt-out of paper copies by updating your preferences in Workday.


Student employees are eligible to receive CA Sick time. One hour of CA sick time is earned for every 30 hours worked. Usage of CA Sick becomes available 90 days from your employment start date.