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1 North Dakota State University Federal Work-Study Program U.S. Department of Education Information & Updates 2014-2015 NDSU MEMORIAL UNION, MEADOW LARK ROOM JULY 15 AND JULY 17, 2014

2 Federal Work-Study is …  Employment Program sponsored by U.S. Department of Education  Provides jobs for students with demonstrated financial need  Considered a form of Financial Aid and must be accepted by the student on Campus Connection  Wages are not lower than (and can exceed) the federal minimum wage  Work-Study Program pays a percentage of student wages (e.g. 75% of the student's wage and the employer pays 25%).

3 How are students awarded Work-Study?  Students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  Must complete FAFSA by April 15 priority deadline. If applying after priority deadline, a student may still be eligible, but needs to contact Bison Connection and request to be placed on the waiting list.  Federal Work-Study is considered "need-based aid" and students must qualify. EFC is the largest factor in determining eligibility

4 How does Work-Study funding work?  EXAMPLE: Anita Jones receives a work-study award of $1800 and she is hired by your department at $8.50 per hour. 75% of Amy's award is paid by FWS:$1350 25% of her award is paid by the Department: $ 450 TOTAL EARNINGS FOR STUDENT:$1800  Your department just received 211.8 hours of labor and saved $1350 by using the Work-Study Program! A student can earn up to total amount of the award. Any earnings after total award has been earned are to be paid 100% by the hiring department unless there is room to increase the award.

5 Student Part-Time Job Board  The Student Part-Time Job Board is a central place where students (both work-study and non- work study students) can look for employment opportunities.  This service is offered by a partnership between NDSU Career Services and Student Financial Services

6 Posting a New Job  Go to:  Enter your employer and job information  Enter the Job Type (Work-Study, Non Work-Study or both)  Provide a short position description  Click: "Submit Form"  Keep track of the Job Number for future reference  The Work-Study Coordinator will review the job information and notify you when the position is "live" on the Job Board.

7 Re-Posting an Old Job  It's easy! If you already have created a job and used it in the past, simply contact the Work-Study Coordinator with your request to update the position information.  Please provide the previous Job Number in your request.  You will receive an email copy of the position as it was previously posted. Just make your changes and return the information to the Work-Study Coordinator. We will update with your changes and send you a draft for your approval before it is reinstated to the Job board.  The Work-Study Coordinator will review the job information and notify you when the position is "live" on the Job Board.

8 You Have a Potential Employee  A student contacted you and wants to work for you. That's GREAT!  Set up a interview/meeting and ask the student to bring along a copy of their Financial Aid award with them.  Contact the Work-Study Coordinator to request the Work- Study Authorization form. You need to complete this form with the student BEFORE he/she is permitted to begin working for you.  The Work-Study Authorization form will be sent to you via email if the student has an award and does not have any Financial Aid holds.  Complete the form with the student and return the original document to the Work-Study Coordinator

9 Payroll Paperwork is Essential!  ALL STUDENT WORKERS must complete the required Payroll forms ON or BEFORE the first day of employment!  Send students to HR/Payroll Office: Stop & Go Center, 1919 University Drive. N. #102  Students are required to set up Direct Deposit. Go to:  Students will need 2 forms of ID to complete new employee paperwork.  All required forms must be completed and on file with HR/Payroll within 3 days of being hired.

10 On-Campus Employers: Important Paperwork  New Employee: Set up FORM 100: Hiring Form  Returning Employees: Set up FORM 101: Change Form  Both forms can be found in the “PAYROLL” section at:  Current fund and project numbers are listed in the session hand outs.

11 Off-Campus Employers: Important Paperwork:  Return the Federal Work-Study Authorization form to the Work-Study Coordinator as soon as possible for processing.  All students employed off campus through the America Reads Program are still required to go to HR/Payroll Office to process all required paperwork.  The Work-Study Coordinator will set up the HR/Payroll forms for processing work-study funding.

12 Tracking Work-Study Balances  Maintain a running balance of your student workers work-study balance! Students cannot earn more than their work-study award.  All earnings beyond the work-study award are 100% the department’s responsibility.  Balance award notifications – important information!  Data reflected in the “$500 and under” report has a lag time. It is best to track the hours the students worked on an on-going basis to maintain an up- to-date balance

13 Requesting to Increase a Work-Study Award  It is possible a student may use up their entire award before the end of the academic year. Contact the Work-Study Coordinator to see if the student qualifies for an increased award.  Once the student has earned the full amount of their award:  Student is NOT eligible for an award increase:  He/she must stop working for you immediately unless the department continues to guarantee 100% of the hourly wages  Student IS eligible for an award increase:  Contact the Work-Study Coordinator to add student’s name to the list for review. If approved, you will be contacted via email with updated information.

14 Requesting Your Student Back …  In April you will receive an email form the Work-Study Coordinator asking for you to submit the names and ID numbers of any students who may be returning for the following year.  Replying to that email request will put the students’ names on the list of returning students and they will be considered for a work-study award during the first round of awarding.  Submitting a request is not a guarantee. They still need to meet minimum qualifications to be considered for an award.

15 Common “myths” about Work- Study: “One of my work-study student’s won’t use their full award and I have another who will exceed their award – can we transfer aid from one student to another?” “If my work-study student is granted an increase to their award it will negatively impact their other aid or future aid eligibility!” “My work-study student won’t use all of their award by the end of the academic year – can they use it for summer or carry it into the next academic year?” “I have had the same work-study student for years, I don’t need to go through all the steps of requesting them back or asking for an authorization form each year.”

16 Beyond the Basics …  Students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) in order to continue to receive Financial aid (which includes work-study).  Maintain 2.0 GPA (semester and cumulative)  Complete 2/3 of the coursework for which they have registered  Students who drop below half-time (6 credits), withdraw from all coursework, are placed on financial aid disqualification, or become academically suspended must quit Federal Work- Study employment immediately.


18 Going Forward…  What is working well?  What can I do to help you be successful?  What can we do together to improve the Work-Study Program?

19 Thank you for attending today's session! If you need further information, please contact:  Tammie Reger NDSU Student Financial Services Financial Aid Counselor and Work-Study Coordinator 701-231-7535

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