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.
Did you receive a Work-Study award in your financial aid package this year? Work-Study is a federal financial aid program that allows students to earn a paycheck by working part-time during the academic year. Employers receive a federal subsidy for employing Work-Study students, so often hire under this program. Students may earn up to the amount awarded.
Find a Work-Study job through the U-M Student Employment website: studentemployment.umich.edu. Jobs are also available here for students who did not receive Work-Study awards, but who want to work part-time while they are attending college.
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 by emailing email@example.com.