You must meet all eligibility requirements for federal student financial aid and demonstrate financial need to be considered for work-study.
If you indicate on the FAFSA that you are interested in Federal Work Study and you qualify, you will receive a Financial Aid Award notification letter. Students who did not indicate on the FAFSA their interest in Federal Work-Study must come into the Financial Aid Office to verify their eligibility to participate in the program.
Student eligibility for Federal Work-Study (FWS) is determined by the Financial Aid Office based upon a student’s financial need. The student’s financial need is the difference between the Cost of Attendance and the Family Contribution (the amount the student and/or family is expected to contribute towards his/her education). You cannot earn more than your award allotment.
After you receive your notification letter, you may check out the FWS Job Opportunities. You can make arrangements to interview for these positions with the hiring supervisor. Once a position has been offered to you, contact the Work-Study Placement Coordinator. This individual will work with you to complete the required Federal Work-Study and payroll forms to establish your eligibility to work.
After you accept a position, you must report to work regularly and on time. Call your supervisor directly if you cannot report to work. If you do not report to work, call your supervisor, or satisfactorily fulfill the requirements of your position, you may be dismissed. Personal calls and meals should be scheduled before or after work hours. You should dress appropriately for the job.
Your work-study job may expose you to sensitive information, including but not limited to student records, financial data or sensitive IT systems. As a result, some position require a criminal background check. Please remember confidentiality must be maintained. Breaches of confidentiality and/or any act of dishonesty may result in your dismissal from the program.
Time sheets must be completed every two weeks and submitted to the Financial Aid Office by your supervisor before the deadline. Contact your supervisor for these dates and times. Your signature constitutes a statement of work performed.
You will not work when the college is officially closed. Your supervisor must approve any exceptions to this policy and initial the time sheet.
Questions? Contact your campus work-study coordinator.
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