KU grad students concerned hours might be reduced

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

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LAWRENCE, Kan. (AP) -- University of Kansas graduate students are concerned the school might reduce the hours they are allowed to work on campus.

The concern continues although the provost's office recently said it is considering the students' input.

The Lawrence Journal-World reports (http://bit.ly/1jRCZJR ) graduate students currently can work up to 30 hours a week at campus jobs. Those hours include assistantships but many students take second jobs to make ends meet.

The school sent an email in March that suggested graduate students might be limited to 20 work hours a week in order to comply with health care reform. The university says it has not initiated a new policy, but the idea is being considered to respond to a requirement to provide health insurance for employees working 30 hours a week or more.

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