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If you are a hiring staff member of a University department/office OR an approved Work-Study agency and you do not have an assigned password to log into this site, CLICK HERE to request permission to log in.

Note: Only PERMANENT EMPLOYEES will be granted permission to log into this portion of the site. 
Temporary and student employees will not be granted permission. Students should visit the
UM Students section to find and apply for jobs.

    Request   If you are a non-University agency who would like to be an approved Work-Study employer, send us an e-mail explaining your request. To find out more about Work-Study, see Frequently Asked Questions for Employers.

New and Important Information:


  • Fall/Winter 2016-2017 Important Dates

Note:  Last day to earn Spring/Summer and Summer only Work-Study is August 19, 2016.

September 6, 2016
First day to earn Fall/Winter Work-Study.

December 22, 2016

Last day to earn Fall only Work-Study. Students who receive both Fall and Winter term Work-Study may continue to work.

January 4, 2017

First day to earn Winter only Work-Study.

April 22, 2017

Last day to earn Fall/Winter and Winter-only Work-Study.


  • Minimum Wage Increase: The minimum wage for the State of Michigan changed from $7.40 to $8.15 per hour on Sept. 1, 2014 and rose to $8.50 per hour on Jan. 1, 2016. As you consider your wage rates, please keep this in mind. The minimum wage  schedule is as follows:

    Effective Date Minimum Hourly Wage Rate
    January 1, 2017 $8.90
    January 1, 2018 $9.25

  • If you are hiring a Work-Study student:  Once you receive a job reference number (SEO Job ID), you must record this number on the PeopleSoft Hire Page (note: once your SEO Job ID has been assigned, it will not be available for use on the PeopleSoft Hire Page until the next business day). There is no need to record this number on the PeopleSoft Hire Page if the student is not a Work-Study student.
  • Temporary Appointment Change Form (HR37001): Employers must use the Temporary Appointment Change Form to make changes to an active temporary appointment. When moving a student appointment from Non-Work-Study to Work-Study, you must include the SEO Job ID number obtained from having a Work-Study job approved through this website. The form was updated in Fall 2016 and is designed to be used for U-M students as well as Non-Student temporary employees. 
  • Federal Regulation Regarding Uncashed Checks: Universities are required to return the federal portion of a student's Work-Study earnings if the student's check is not cashed within 240 days of the issue date. If a student has not cashed the check or requested a new one within that timeframe, the federal portion of  earnings will be returned to the Work-Study program and the employer will be responsible for the full amount of the student's earnings if the student requests a new check at a later date. Encourage your Work-Study students to cash their checks!  
  • Important Enrollment Notice: Students must be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for Work-Study funds.  Employers should verify that their Work-Study employees are enrolled at least half-time.  Find out more.

  • Assigned Funding Sources: To make the hiring process easier, our database allows employers to assign both Work-Study and non-Work-Study funding sources to a single job posting.  Here are some tips:

  • If you use both the funding sources, base your hiring decision on ability rather than whether there is a Work-Study award.
  • If you intend to hire only Work-Study students, use only that funding source so students searching for work are not discouraged.
  • Keep in mind that only students who want to work will take the time to seek work.

Work-Study (W-S) Calculator:
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North Campus

Getting an error message in your U-M Student Employment Application?
Students seeking work on campus must complete the online U-M Student Employment Application in Wolverine Access. Occasionally, students receive an error message telling them they are not authorized to continue.  Generally, the student has a missing, invalid or incomplete current address on file with the University.  Visit Student Business in Wolverine Access (, navigate to Campus Personal Information > Addresses and update your information. If you have questions, contact the U-M Student Employment Office at 734-763-4128.