Employment options

There are a variety of employment options available if you have a work-study award. Click the links for info.



College work-study is a need-based financial aid program funded by the Federal Government and Western Michigan University. It is awarded to students based on need who are enrolled at least half-time during the period of their employment. Unlike grants and scholarships, work-study awards are earned and paid through the payroll process in the form of a bi-weekly paycheck. Work-study awards and amounts are subject to eligibility requirements and fund availability. Early application is very important.

Have questions? Check the work-study FAQ online.


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Financial Aid Eligibility Requirement
Students earning work-study must meet and maintain general financial aid eligibility criteria, including Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

Earnings Requirement
Remember – awards may be canceled if no paycheck has been issued within the first four weeks of the term.

Enrollment Requirement
To remain eligible for work-study, students must be and remain enrolled at least half-time during the period of employment.

Stay tuned to your WMU email account for updates about your financial aid status.


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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