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) calculated is then subtracted from Northeast State’s cost of attendance to determine a ”need” or eligibility for FWS. 

    Eligible students who have submitted an application for FWS will receive a message instructing them to review the available positions posted in the glass display across from the office of Financial Aid.  They are to contact the supervisor listed on the job description to schedule an interview.  The supervisor must interview the student and inform the office of Financial Aid of their acceptance/rejection.

    The office of Financial Aid will award the student and prepare the necessary paperwork for the supervisor and the student to read and sign.  The student must come to the Financial Aid Office to sign the contract, W-4 form and an I-9 form and get final instructions before they can begin work.

    Students are normally allowed to work 10-15 hours per week and are paid on the 15th and last business day 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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