Federal Work-study

Federal Work-study is a need-based financial aid program funded by the federal government and Western Michigan University. It is offered to students based on need. Unlike grants and scholarships, Federal Work-study offers are earned and paid through the payroll process in the form of a bi-weekly paycheck. Federal Work-study offers and amounts are subject to eligibility requirements and fund availability. Early application is very important.

General work-study frequently asked questions 

Work-study Cancellations begin Feb. 24, 2023
Spring Federal Work-study recipients must have earnings charged to their Spring work-study offers by Friday, Feb. 24, or their work-study 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 sfas-fundmgmt@wmich.edu on or before the Feb. 24 deadline. E-mails received after Feb. 24 will not be considered and, once an offer has been canceled, it may not be reinstated.