Provost’s Professional Experience Program (PEP) Students

Request PEP Student workers by submitting our online request form.

The PEP program was created by the Office of the Provost and is administered by the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid (OSFA).  The program aims to create meaningful campus student employment opportunities with particular emphasis on expanding research enrichment and career development for undergraduate students regardless of financial need.

Key Program Requirements

  • Available to degree-seeking, NC State undergraduate students only.
  • All positions must have prior approval through PEP Central.
  • The program begins the first day of class and ends the last day of exams.
  • Earnings per student are $1000 Fall Semester, $1000 Spring Semester or $2000 Academic Year.
  • Students can only hold one PEP position per term.
  • Funds are student and term specific.
  • Hourly pay wage is Min $7.25 – Max $15.00.
  • Funding distribution split is 75% Provost – 25% department/college/unit.
  • Vouchers and Hire Actions must be completed prior to students start date.

If Not Approved:

You may want to consider utilizing the Federal Work Study program to fund positions not approved. The department/college/unit responsibility to fund a portion of the student earnings is 25% for that program as well. The difference in the Federal Work Study program and the PEP program is that students who work through the Federal Work Study program must qualify based on the results of their financial aid application. If you would like to learn more about this option to employ qualified students, please give PEP a call or visit