Student Payroll

Welcome to Shippensburg University Student Payroll.  Any questions regarding student payroll please call (717) 477-1124.

BEFORE you begin working you MUST complete the following steps:



Apply for a position

  1. All on-campus student employment and federal  work study positions are posted on SHIP Career Connection.
  2. To apply for a position you will need to fill out a Student Employment Application.   You will also need a resume.
  3. More information and and assistance with this process can be found by visiting the Career, Mentoring, and Professional Development Center (CUB, Room 108) or by visiting their website.


Fill out a payroll packet

  1. Please fill out and sign (where applicable) the entire packet to the best of your ability. If you are unsure of how to properly complete a form please set aside/leave blank. A Human Resources Representative will be happy to help you during Step 4.
  2. PLEASE NOTE: A current, valid photo ID and your Social Security Card (SSC) will be required to complete your payroll packet.
  3. ALSO, please use your email address when an email is requested and do not print on both sides of the paper when printing.


Complete Student Employment Authorization Form

  1. After you’ve been selected, you and your hiring department will need to complete a Student Employment Authorization Form.  This form requires signatures from both the student employee and the hiring department.
  2. PLEASE NOTE: Students are not permitted to begin working until Step 4 has been completed.


Submit paperwork to HR

  1. Once Steps 1 through 3 have been completed you will need to submit all paperwork to Human Resources (Old Main, Room 109). Don’t forget that your SSC is required for payroll purposes. A photo ID and another acceptable document* is required for the Form I-9, Employment Eligibility Verification.
  2. Students are not permitted to begin working until Step 4 has been completed.


Complete Background Checks

  1. All student employees must complete criminal background clearances.   For positions that involve direct contact with minors, all three background clearances must be completed/submitted before you can start working.
  2. After completing Step 4 you should expect an email from Kim Shaffer within a week with instructions and payment codes. It is imperative that you complete these as soon as possible.   Failure to do so will result in separation from payroll and/or a delay in your start date.


     Click here to print Student Payroll Packet

Click here to print a Student Payroll REHIRE Packet

For your information…..

Instructional Videos

Below are videos that will assist you through filling out your student payroll packet. If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact the student payroll coordinator Deb Mowers.


Student Authorization Form


Student Employee Data Sheet

Local Services Tax

Local Earned Income Tax


Information Release Authorization Form

Employees Withholding Certificate

Direct Deposit 

Confidentiality Statement

Clearance Information Sheet

Background Clearance Certification

FBI Fingerprint Questionaire