Federal Work Study & Student Employment
Many students are confused by the term “work study.” Work study is not a loan, it is not a grant, and it is not given to the student all at once. In fact, the Federal Work Study program refers specifically to an employer's ability to subsidize a student's wage. You could earn up to $3000 per year by working while at Grand Valley, and reduce your reliance on loans. Most students find it possible to work 10-15 hours a week and still maintain their academic and social life. Working helps you organize your time, teaches you discipline, and provides you with references and mentors to help you reach your future career goals.