ERIC Number: ED453778
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2001
Student Financial Aid Handbook, 2000-2001. Volume 6: Federal Work-Study.
Department of Education, Washington, DC. Student Financial Assistance.
The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program encourages the part-time employment of undergraduate and graduate students who need the income to help pay the cost of their education and encourages FSW recipients to participate in community service activities. This volume describes the ways schools are required to use money from their FSW Program funds to compensate students employed in community service jobs. Some of the recent changes to FSW regulations are highlighted. Most relate to the allocation of funds or changes to definitions of community service. A school participating in FWS is no longer required to make equivalent non-FWS jobs reasonably available to all students who want work. The Higher Education Amendments of 1992 authorized the Work-College Program to foster the use of comprehensive work-learning programs. Participants may use Perkins or FWS funds to fund the Work-Colleges Program. The chapters of this volume are: (1) "School Requirements"; (2) "Selecting Recipients & Assigning Jobs"; (3) "Calculating FWS Awards"; (4) "Paying Students"; (5) "Types of Employment"; and (6) "Job Location & Development." Two appendixes contain a model "off-campus" agreement and a need assessment for FWS Community Service programs. (SLD)
Descriptors: Eligibility, Federal Aid, Financial Aid Applicants, Higher Education, Need Analysis (Student Financial Aid), Paying for College, Student Financial Aid, Work Study Programs
ED Pubs, P.O. Box 1398, Jessup, MD 20794-1398. Tel: 877-433-7827 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Department of Education, Washington, DC. Student Financial Assistance.
Note: For volume 1, see ED 446 541. For volumes 2-9, see HE 034 105-112. For the 1999-2000 handbook, see ED 431 376.