Need-Based Federal Work-Study Employment
Federal Work-Study Employment placement is made beginning in August. Because positions are limited, students applying late may not receive a placement. Actual earnings depend upon hours worked. Typically, recipients work ten hours weekly, with an hourly pay rate of $7.25. Earnings are paid monthly directly to students. ANTICIPATED EARNINGS DO NOT DEFER PAYMENT OF SEMESTER CHARGES.
The University staff member who
hires a student to work must complete the Student Employment Action Form. The completed Student Employment Action Form should be returned to Lisa Myers in the Office of Student Financial Aid.
The Federal Work-Study (FWS) program provides job opportunities
for students who demonstrate financial need. FWS eligibility is
determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student
Aid (FAFSA) and is awarded as part of the student's financial
aid package. Earnings are paid directly to the student each month as work is
performed; therefore, Federal Work Study awards are not subtracted from
charges in the Office of Financial and Accounting Services.
The Office of Student Financial Aid coordinates all need-based
Federal Work-Study employment opportunities. Placement may be
on-campus or in non-profit agencies within the Winston-Salem area
through the Community Service and America Reads and Counts programs.
Students who receive Work-Study awards should complete the Job
Preference Form enclosed with their award notification and return
it to the Student Employment Coordinator at the Office of Student
Financial Aid. Job assignments and additional information are
mailed in late July. You may also e-mail your job preferences
or any questions concerning Federal Work-Study to Lisa Myers,
Student Employment Coordinator, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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