Work-study is part-time employment on campus or off campus with a community service organization. Work-study enables students with financial need to earn money to help pay educational expenses. Work-study funding is subsidized by the federal government.
You must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Contact Student Employment Services (SES) at 616-234-4170, to complete an application and review available job opportunities. SES will notify the Financial Aid Office and request the student's work-study eligibility be determined. Money earned through work-study is paid directly to the student bi-weekly. Rate of pay = $9.25/hour.
Student employment requirements:
- Must be enrolled for a minimum of six (6) credit hours for Fall/Winter semester(s) and regularly attending class. (Work-study funds are not available in the summer).
- May work up to their awarded eligibility but not more than 28 hours per week.
- Must be referred to all positions by contacting the Student Employment Services Office. Positions are limited and given to eligible students on a first come, first served basis.
- Dropping below half-time enrollment will release you from the position immediately.
- Cannot be scheduled to work during their scheduled class time.
- Are expected to report to their work site at the assigned time.
- Are expected to contact their supervisor if they want to quit working or are unable to report to work at their assigned time.
Work-study awards are based on remaining unmet need after grant eligibility has been determined. Work-study awards may reduce or eliminate a student’s need for a loan under the Federal Direct Loan Program.