The student applies for the Federal Work-Study Program by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Financial Aid Office will determine eligibility for Federal Work-Study funds.
The student completes an application for work-study, which will outline the student’s skills, experience and interests. The student’s job preference, as well as the College needs is given consideration in job placement. Whenever possible, placement may be made in an area related to the student’s course of study or career goals.
The Financial Aid Office will review the student applications and place students in an appropriate job setting when positions and funds are available. Returning students may resume their job from the prior school year provided they have been requested back by their supervisor, and have completed all necessary yearly paperwork with the financial aid office.
A Work-Study Contract is prepared and all payroll information is given to the student. A student cannot begin work until a work contract is signed and payroll information is processed. Required forms include a W-4 (Tax Withholding Form), NC-4 State Form and an I-9 (Employment Verification Form). Proper identification is necessary to complete this process. A valid driver’s license, a U.S. social security card or an original or certified copy of a birth certificate will be needed to prove eligibility to work. Also, a valid U.S. Passport may be used in the place of the previous mentioned documents.
The supervisor and student together complete a class/work schedule form to be on file with the supervisor and the Financial Aid Office. A student contract is then completed and is kept on file in the Financial Aid Office.