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Work Study

Federal Work-Study provides part-time, on-campus employment for students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay for their education expenses.


Undergraduate and Graduate students with financial need.


  • Available to full or half-time students per semester
    • Half-time status - 6 undergraduate credits/5 graduate credits

How to Apply

To determine eligibility, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and express interest in work-study on the application.

Graduate Students must contact Campus Financial Services Center (CFSC) at (989) 964-4900 directly to express interest in work-study.  CFSC can review the FAFSA information and determine eligibility. 

Next Steps

Once a student has completed their FAFSA and it is processed through SVSU’s Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid, they will receive a financial aid Award Letter listing the type and amount of financial aid offered.  If eligible, their award letter will reflect Federal Work-Study.

Next, the student must apply and be hired for on-campus employment through SVSU’s Career Services.

For those who do not qualify for Federal Work-Study, they may still apply for on-campus regular student employment.  Go to the Cardinal Career Network for a listing of on-campus employment opportunities through Career Services.

View additional information regarding work-study from the U. S. Department of Education.

Is the awarded amount listed on my award letter applied to the cost of my tuition?

Contact Us
(989) 964-4900(989) 964-4900
(989) 964-2492


Wickes Hall 131-A


Monday - Thursday
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Fall/Winter Semester
8:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Extended Hours on Payment Due Dates