Faculty & staff

Faculty & staff


Student info

If you need work-study information for students, it's easy! Click on Undergrads at the top of the page, then look for the work-study link under Awards.

If you have questions, you can reach us by email at finaid-info@wmich.edu, or by phone at 269 387-6000.

Hiring students using work-study

Information for WMU on-campus employers

  • Create an appropriate job description. Select level and step according to the guidelines established by Career & Student Employment Services or contact them by telephone at (269) 387-2725.  

  • Confirm that the student has received a work-study award. Students who have been awarded work-study may view and print their award letter any time using GoWMU. Please ask them to provide whatever documentation you desire to confirm their award.

    • To assist you with this task, access COGNOS and run the following report: FA:Work Study Recruitment and Award Confirmation:002. You will be asked to provide a term. This report provides the current list of students who have received work-study, the type of work-study awarded, award status, and the amount of the award. For more information about the COGNOS reporting tool, contact the individual responsible for providing computer support to your area.

  • Complete/submit the appropriate hiring paperwork. Forms and instructions are available here through Human Resources. Follow the directions provided and be sure to indicate correct type of work-study on the hiring form.

  • Calculate the number of hours per week the student may work within the limits of their award. Maximum hours may be determined by using the following calculator:

Convert your award to hours per week

Instructions: Enter the dollar amount of your award, enter your hourly pay rate, and press the "=" button. Do not add dollar signs or commas. Please note - this calculator assumes you are working all pay periods assigned to the term. You may be able to work more hours per week if your employment begins late.


Fall or Spring

$ Your award /  Hourly pay rate / 


  Hours per week

SU1 or SU2

$ Your award /  Hourly pay rate / 


  Hours per week


Updated: 01/31/2011 11:42 AM




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