What is Federal Work-Study, and How May Students Apply?
Federal Work-Study is offered as a part of a student’s total financial aid package to assist in meeting the cost of educational expenses while in attendance at Surry Community College. Funding for the program is allocated through Title IV funds from the Federal government. A student must complete the application process explained at Application Procedure and a Federal Work-Study job application.
Advantages of Federal Work-Study
Work-Study provides many advantages for the student and the employer. Flexibility of scheduling around classes is one of the top advantages for students. The program also provides valuable work experience for the student’s future resume’. Students generally provide much needed assistance to supervisors, and make valuable contributions to the college and community. Evaluations will be conducted by supervisors to assess how well the program is working.
Employment may be terminated for unsatisfactory performance, habitual tardiness, chronic absenteeism, failure to follow guidelines set by the department where employed, or the Financial Aid Office, or any other reasons deemed appropriate by the college.
Please review the SCC Federal Work Study Handbook for a full explanation of the program, how to apply, and the responsibilities of the student. Should you have any questions, please contact the FWS Coordinator.
Responsibilities of the Work-study Supervisor
- Complete job description.
- If your site is off campus complete the off campus work-study agreement.
- Coordinate the work schedule with the student.
- Keep up with student’s time worked, and sign monthly time sheet.
- Monitor the quality of the student’s work. Complete evaluations (if requested from the work-study coordinator or if you feel it is needed).
- Notify the work-study coordinator immediately if there are any problems.
- Make sure you are in compliance with all federal, state and local labor laws.
For additional information, please contact Kendra Simmons at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at (336) 386-3465.