Policies and Procedures Manual

Chapter 5: Personnel

05:07:05   Student Personnel

There are several opportunities for students to work for the College in order to earn income to offset their educational expenses. Following is a brief description of three of these programs:

  1. Federal Work Study Program (FWSP): According to federal regulations, students who may be eligible for financial aid can be employed under the Federal Work Study Program.  To determine eligibility, a student must apply for financial aid by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) generated from the FAFSA determines the students eligibility. 

    Eligible students must submit a Federal Work Study Application, demonstrate unmet financial need and meet Satisfactory Academic Progress to be considered for the program. The Financial Aid Office will contact students to set up an interview upon the availability of positions.

    Once the supervisor interviews the student and confirms that he/she would like to hire the student, the Financial Aid Office will set up an appointment with the student to complete the new hire process.

    Students are typically approved to work 10-15 hours per week, based on their individual unmet need. Student workers are paid on the 15th of each month.
  2. Tennessee Board of Regents Work Scholarship Program: This work scholarship is based on grades and/or ACT/SAT scores.  It pays $1500 per semester.

    Students awarded an Academic Work Scholarship have a work obligation of 75 hours per semester.  To obtain their work assignment, they must schedule an interview with the office of Financial Aid.  The office of Financial Aid will assign the student to a department and/or supervisor according to job descriptions submitted by departments.

    The supervisor must interview the student and indicate their acceptance/rejection of the student on the Northeast State Academic Work Scholarship contract and return it to the office of Financial Aid.
  3. Northeast State Part-time Employees: Students may be hired on a part-time basis through the regular employment channels.  Students who have been on FWSP must be approved by the office of Financial Aid before being hired.  Organizational units desiring to employ students in part-time positions must have funds allocated in the departmental budget.

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Revision History: July 2011; Edited Jan. 2020