Work Study


What is Work-Study?

Employment opportunities on campus are offered through the Federal Work-Study Program.  Off campus employment with local nonprofit, governmental, and community-based organizations is available using Federal Work-Study Community Service funds. 

Who is Eligible for Work-Study?
Eligibility is determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and exhibit financial need to be evaluated for this program. An award reflects the maximum amount that a student may earn. If a student is eligible and indicates interest on the FAFSA for the Work-Study Program, an application will be sent with the Financial Aid Award Letter. The actual amount of earnings will depend on the number of hours worked and rate of pay. A student must be enrolled at least half time (6 credits required for the students program of study) and maintain satisfactory academic progress standards to work. A Work-Study Application, which can be obtained in the Financial Aid Office, must also be completed and on file. A Work-Study award is not a guarantee of employment, but early applicants have the best chance of being offered a position.

Benefits of Working on Campus
The purpose of the Federal Work-Study Program is to give a student an opportunity to develop skills, gain on-the-job experience for future employment, work around class schedule, and help finance their college education.

How to apply?
This program is hired through the Financial Aid Office. For more information regarding Work-Study contact the Financial Aid Office via e-mail at or by phone at 906-217-4020 or visit the myBay Work Study webpage for position opportunities.

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