Financial aid

It is important that you familiarize yourself with all of your financial aid options.  Be sure to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year to determine your eligibility for federal grants, loans, and work-study.  Visit the WSU Financial Aid website for more information.

Please address any Financial Aid questions to our point of contact in the Office of Student Financial Aid, Daisy Cordero (be sure to identify yourself as a veteran/service-member/military dependent).


Daisy Cordero
(313) 577-2100

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VA Work-study

Who is eligible?
To receive VA Work-study benefits, the student must be receiving benefits under one of the following education programs:

  • Title 38, USC, Chapter 30: The Montgomery GI Bill®
  • Title 38, USC, Chapter 31: Veteran Readiness & Employment
  • Title 38, USC, Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill®
  • Title 38, USC, Chapter 33: Post 9/11 GI Bill® Transfer of Entitlement
  • Title 38, USC, Chapter 33: The Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry Scholarship
  • Title 38, USC, Chapter 35: The Survivors' and Dependents' Educational Assistance (DEA) Program
  • Title 38, USC, Chapter 1606: The Montgomery GI Bill® - Selected Reserve

The student MUST be at least a three-quarter time student in a VA approved school. If a question should arise whether a school is VA approved, call 1-888-442-4551 and speak to an education representative.

Download the VA Work Study Application

First, the student should find a worksite and determine if an opening exists for work-study. Next, the supervisor at the worksite must be willing to hire the student. If the supervisor agrees to hire the student, have the student complete a VA Form 22-8691, Application for Work-study Allowance plus a Position/Job Description form. Both forms are contained in this document.

If a student does not know of a worksite, they may call the VA Regional office at 1-888-442-4551 and ask to be transferred to work-study desk. We will help the student to locate a site within close proximity.

Rate of payment
In return for the student's agreement to perform services for VA totaling, for example, 250 hours during an enrollment period, VA will pay an allowance in an amount equal to the prevailing Federal or State minimum wage, whichever is higher (MI =$9.45), times 250. VA will pay proportionately less to students who agree to perform a lesser number of hours of services. Advanced payment will be limited to the amount that would be paid for the first 50 hours of each work-study contract, or 40% of the amount of the total contract, whichever is the lesser. Thereafter, payments are made in arrears for each increment of 50 hours of service performed.

What type of work?
Students must be assigned tasks that will permit them to perform 100% VA related activities. Work-study sites include, but are not limited to, Department of Veterans Affairs offices, National Cemeteries, VA Medical Centers, Veteran Clinics, educational institutions and Department of Labor offices.