There are a variety of employment options available if you have a work-study award.
On-campus work-study employment
Working on campus at Western Michigan University is a great way to gain employment experience “at home.” Most on-campus positions are within walking-distance. Also, your work schedule may often be planned to fit conveniently within your class schedule and your daily classroom routes.
Read more about how you obtain a work-study award, and then how you find on-campus employment below. Then stay on course using these guidelines. You can also check out frequently accessed documents here.
Obtain a work-study award
- Complete the FAFSA indicating interest in work-study. Monitor your progress using the financial aid checklist.
- Regularly check your WMU email account. That is where you will receive important communication about the status of your financial aid file and awards.
- Review your Financial Aid Award Letter on GoWMU. Verify receipt of work-study award.
- If you would like to receive work-study during Summer 1 or Summer 2 you must complete a separate application(s). The Summer 1 application will be available February 15, each year, and the Summer 2 application will be available April 1, each year. Find the applications here.
- For assistance, please logon to the University’s job search tool: Bronco Jobs. Many students find unique opportunities by talking with campus staff, instructors, and other students. For personal assistance with your job search, please contact Career & Student Employment Services, Room 1401 Ellsworth Hall, or call (269) 387-2725.
- Notify your interviewer that you have a work-study award. In order to confirm the type and amount of your work-study award, your interviewer may ask for a copy of your award letter. You may always view and print your financial aid award letter using GoWMU.
- Plan your work schedule with your supervisor. The number of hours you may work can be determined using the following calculator: