Did you receive a Work-Study award in your financial aid package? Work-Study awards are earned by working part-time during the academic year and earning a paycheck. Students may earn up to the amount awarded and find a job through the U-M Student Employment website: studentemployment.umich.edu.
Because of U-M’s academic reputation, many families and students assume that it is unwise to work during the academic year. Studies show that students who work a modest number of hours per week will, on average:
Working students become more organized and manage their time better. Employment also exposes students to mentor-type relationships and opens opportunities in professional fields. Working can also help you avoid additional borrowing during your time at U-M.
If you have questions about your overall financial aid, contact us at 734-763-6600 or firstname.lastname@example.org. If you have questions about the process of finding a job, our Student Employment office can assist at 734-763-4128 or email@example.com.