Work-Study Opportunities

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) and an employment application at the Student Employment Services Office for consideration. Contact Student Employment Services at 616-234-4170, to inquire about job possibilities. 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.
  • 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.