Campus Employment for Students

On-campus job search

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ApPlying for on-campus jobs

  • Apply directly to the WMU department following the instructions given in the job posting. Some may request a phone call, a mailed or faxed application form, or ask applicants to stop by in person.
  • Several campus employers (such as dining services and recreation center) provide their own application. Check department websites for details.
  • Many departments post their jobs on their own websites. Use the University Directory to access these websites.

Pay rates

Work study and forms

Federal Work Study

  • Check your GoWMU account to see if you have received a work study award.

I-9 Processing

  • New hires must provide required I-9 documents to Human Resources located in Seibert Administration Building within 72 hours of starting a job.

Student Employee Payroll and Tax Information

Employee Self Service 

All students and employees are given a Bronco NetID for accessing GoWMU, where you will find the Employee Self Service channel. You can view paychecks, make changes to your W4 tax withholding and receive your year-end W2. Once logged into GoWMU, select Employee Self Service. 

Your Paycheck Schedule

Paychecks are issued every other Tuesday. The pay schedule can be found on www.wmich.edu/payroll

View Paycheck using GoWMU 

Paycheck information is only available electronically and is usually posted two days prior to pay day.  Access through Employee Self Service and View Paycheck. The net pay distribution box lets you know how your pay was processed. 

Direct Deposit 

Have your pay directly deposited into your bank account to ensure you are paid in a timely manner.  New accounts may take up to two pay periods to take effect.  If you do not sign up for Direct Deposit, a Money Network Services Paycard will automatically be issued to you.  Sign up for Direct Deposit in person in Payroll, room 1270 Siebert Administration Building. Picture ID required. 

Paycard Information 

Money Network Services is a Visa prepaid card that your pay will be loaded to each payday if you do not sign up for Direct Deposit. This is a form of a debit card.  Student issued Money Network® Cards must be picked up at the Payroll Office, room 1270 Siebert Administration Building.   

W4 Tax Withholding 

If you plan on claiming “Single” with 0 allowances, there is no need to complete this section in employee self service.  You cannot claim “exempt” if you are being claimed as a dependent on another person’s taxes.  

International Student Employees

International Tax Treaties

Several countries have tax treaties with the U.S.  If you are from one of these countries, you will not have Federal and State income tax withheld once the appropriate paperwork has been filed at the Payroll office and your eligibility has been determined.  

FICA Tax

International employees traveling on an F-1 VISA are not required to pay FICA taxes for five calendar years from date of entry. J-1 VISA is exempt for two years from date of entry. Complete the exemption form in the Payroll and Disbursements office.  Form completion is required for exemption for non-enrolled students.  

Payroll Department at WMU

Room 1270 Siebert Administration Building Phone: ( 269) 387-2935 Fax: (269) 387-2937 payroll-dept@wmich.edu