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.
Work-study cancellations begin February 25
Spring work-study recipients must have earnings charged to their spring work-study awards by Tuesday, February 24, or those awards will be canceled. If a student has been hired, but will not be paid through work-study until after this date, the student and the employer must notify the financial aid office by e-mailing email@example.com on or before the February 24deadline.
E-mails received after February 24will not be considered and once an award has been canceled it will not be reinstated.
Financial Aid Eligibility Requirement
Students earning work-study must meet and maintain general financial aid eligibility criteria, including Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
Remember – awards may be canceled if no paycheck has been issued within the first four weeks of the term.
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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