FEDERAL WORK STUDY PROGRAM

STUDENT RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITY STATEMENT


  1. The Federal Work Study Program requires that you receive the information contained in this document. This is a concise list of your rights and responsibilities as a participant in the Federal Work Study Program program. The Federal Work Study Program Coordinator or designee will answer your questions.
  2. The Federal Work Study Program program award is not a grant and must be earned by working. I will be paid only for the hours that I have worked.
  3. I understand that I cannot transfer any unearned portion of my award to another student. Federal Work Study Program awards do not rollover from one academic year to another. If I do not earn my full award by the “last day to work”, the balance of the award expires.
  4. I understand that I will not be paid for any hours worked prior to the placement date on my Federal Work Study Program Student/Employer Acknowledgments. I know that I will not be paid for any hours worked after the “last day to work”, or after I have earned my full Federal Work Study Program award.
  5. I understand that my first day to work is outlined on my Federal Work Study Program Student/Employer Acknowledgments. The Federal Work Study Program Student/Employer Acknowledgments cannot be altered by anyone other than the Federal Work Study Program Coordinator.
  6. I understand that I cannot work during the time I have classes. A copy of my class schedule is to be given to my supervisor for the fall and spring semesters.
  7. I must contact my Federal Work Study Program supervisor/alternate if I am not reporting to work or going to be late.
  8. If I am working on an on-campus site when the college is officially closed, a clear notation stating that the office is open, with the supervisor present, and must be indicated on the Federal Work Study Program time sheet with my Federal Work Study Program supervisor and/or alternate’s initials. If this notation is missing, those hours will be deducted from the Federal Work Study Program time sheet total hours.
  9. My pay rate will remain the same for the entire period of the Federal Work Study Program Student/Employer Acknowledgments.
  10. My Federal Work Study Program payroll check cannot be released before the scheduled disbursement date.
  11. I understand that I cannot work during intercession if I wasn’t registered for the preceding Fall semester for at 6 credits, and I do not intend to register for at least 6 credits for the Spring semester during the same academic year (as defined as Summer, Fall, Winter Intercession, and Spring).
  12. Time sheets that are not the original white copy, unreadable, has missing supervisor’s signature, stating the wrong pay period, or missing current contract will be returned to the supervisor unprocessed. This will delay your payment.
  13. I understand that I must hand deliver timesheets to the Office of Student Financial Aid. I must follow the Federal Work Study Program Payroll Schedule as outlined.
  14. I should keep copies of my Federal Work Study Program Student / Employer Acknowledgments and timesheets for at least 3 years.
  15. Federal Work Study Program earnings will be counted when applying for food stamps.
  16. I am aware that I can request direct deposit of my work-study earnings and other financial aid funds.
  17. I must stop working when my enrollment drops below 6 credits, withdraw from classes, take a leave of absence, if I am dismissed from the college, or graduate. I must inform the Federal Work Study Program Coordinator and my Federal Work Study Program supervisor immediately.
  18. If I work during the fall semester and I do not register for the following spring semester, I cannot work beyond the last day of finals for the Fall semester. I understand that I am not eligible to work and receive payment for any hours worked during Winter Intercession.
  19. It is prohibited to use cell phones at my work site during scheduled working hours.
  20. I will adhere to proper dress codes to include clean and neat appearance during scheduled working hours: males should not wear “doo rags”, caps, or any offensive markings on clothing. Slacks and pants should be at waist level at all times. Females should wear clothing that are accustomed to their work place. Clothes should fit comfortably and not too revealing of any one body part.
  21. In addition to the above rules and regulations for the Federal Work Study Program program participants, no children or visitors are allowed at any work site.
  22. I, hereby state that I have read the above items carefully and completely. I understand my rights and responsibilities and I have received clear answers to my questions regarding the Federal Work Study Program. I also acknowledge that if my behavior is less than stellar, my supervisor has the right to discontinue my work agreement at his/her department for noncompliance.