College Work Study

College 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.

College Work Study Information

Eligibility

Undergraduate and Graduate students with financial need.

Terms

  • 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.


No, the work-study awards are not applied to tuition, fees or housing charges. A work-study award reflects that a student is eligible for a work-study position, but does not guarantee employment for a student.  The student must apply and be hired for a position through SVSU’s Career Services; at that time they may choose to use their employment funds to apply to educational expenses.  If a student does not plan to pursue on-campus employment, they may decline the work-study award, thus allowing other awards to be added, if applicable. 

For more information regarding applying for positions select On-Campus Student Employment.


CONTACT US.


Scholarships & Financial Aid
Wickes Hall 141
cfsc@svsu.edu
(989) 964-4900

CFSC
Wickes Hall 131A
cfsc@svsu.edu
(989) 964-4900

Registrar
Wickes Hall 151
registrar@svsu.edu
(989) 964-4085