Employment options

There are a variety of employment options available if your have a work-study award.

Stay on course with these guidelines

While earning your work-study award you must maintain at least half-time enrollment as described in the following enrollment status table:

  Fall or Spring Summer I or II
Undergrad Grad Undergrad Grad
Full Time 12+ credits 6+ credits 6+ credits 3+ credits
3/4 Time 9-11 credits 4-5 credits 5 credits N/A
1/2 Time 6-8 credits 3 credits 3-4 credits 2 credits
<1/2 Time 1-5 credits 1-2 credits 1-2 credits 1 credit


  • You must meet and maintain general financial aid eligibility criteria for work-study, including Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). If you lose eligibility for financial aid, including work-study, due to SAP, your award may be canceled. See the complete SAP policy online. Stay tuned to your WMU email account for updates about your financial aid status.
  • Changes to your work-study award will be reflected in your financial aid award letter. View it online, as frequently as you like, using GoWMU.
  • If you have not received a paycheck within four weeks of the start of the term, your work-study award may be canceled.
    • If you are approaching the four-week deadline and have not received a paycheck, contact financial aid if you are planning to become employed and wish to retain your award.
  • Follow the WMU Student Employment Guidelines, or contact Career & Student Employment Services, Room 1401 Ellsworth Hall, or by phone at 269 387-2725.


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Student Financial Aid
1903 W Michigan Ave
Western Michigan University
Kalamazoo MI 49008-5337 USA
269 387-6000 finaid-info@wmich.edu