Student Hourly Employment


This page is intended to help both students who want to work as hourly employees for EECS and their supervisors, including EECS faculty members, head TAs and anyone else serving as a supervisor. Supervisors: be sure that your student hourly employees are entering his/her hours online accurately by no later than noon on Mondays (or by 10 am on Tuesdays if a Monday holiday). Hourly Student Employees: please read and then ask questions! 

NOTE! Jarina Shrestha is the EECS Fiscal Officer and is in charge of student hourly employment. She is in EECS Headquarters at 38-459. Email:

Pay rates for EECS standard hourly jobs: Lab/Course Assistant, Grader, Tutor, General Helper:

EECS standard hourly rates
HOURLY RATES Freshman/Sophomore Junior/Senior Graduate
Undergraduate TA $25.00 $25.00 -
Course/Lab Assistant $17.00 $17.00 $17.00
Tutoring Program $15.00 $15.00 $15.00
Problem Grader $13.00 $14.00 $15.00
UG Tour Guide $15.00 $15.00 $15.00
General Helper $10.00 $10.00 $10.00

When you have been contacted by a head TA or other supervisor, it will be up to you to fill out and have the EECS Student Employment Approval Form (pdf) filled out and signed by your supervisor and returned to Jarina Shrestha in EECS headquarters room 38-459. (These forms are also available at 38-459).

Please note that you must be a registered student at MIT and have an I-9 form* completed with the MIT Student Employment Office (room 11-320) before you can apply for any hourly position. You will be entered into the online database student payroll system (provided that you are a registered student and have completed your I-9 at MIT Student Payroll Office -- or with the Graduate Office, 38-444, if you are a graduate student).

Once you are signed up for hourly employment in EECS, you should check that this job shows up online. Go to WebSIS, where you can enter hours. For instructions you can use this SAP/HR-Payroll Time Entry Quick Reference (pdf).

NOTE: Do not exit the SapWebss page by clicking on the 'x' in the upper right. Instead, click on the "home" link in the upper right. Otherwise, there is a half hour delay for the admin to approve your hours!

UROP: Submit a UROP form online at  When you have been approved, if you are directed to EECS headquarters to be signed up for work, please come to Jarina Shrestha, 38-459.

For on-campus work, international students should visit