CASC Work-Study Procedures
Student Employment Program
Carl Albert State College (CASC) offers part-time employment opportunities for students to help offset the cost of their education, through the Work-Study program. There are two categories to the program: Federal Work-Study (FWS) and Institutional Work-Study (IWS).
The purpose of the Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) is to assist students who qualify for federal work-study in finding jobs that will allow them to earn money to help cover the cost of their education and help students develop job skills for future employment.The FWS employment is jointly funded by the federal government and CASC. To be eligible for FWS, the student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), have financial need based on federal criteria, and be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester. FWS funds are limited and awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.The working hours allowed per week for the FWS student is designated by the financial need awarded to the student. Students are limited to working a maximum of twenty (20) hours per week during periods of enrollment in which school is in session. FWS students are not permitted to work during times school is not in session. FWS positions are generally located on the CASC Poteau and Sallisaw campuses. These positions are not required to be related to a student’s major and pay the current minimum wage. Awarding of FWS hours does not guarantee an employment position. Positions are available according to CASC need and funding.Students may obtain a Work-Study position by visiting the department that they are interested in working and inquiring about availability of positions. Or, they may respond to an ad posted on the student jobs bulletin board outside the Financial Aid office. Follow the procedural guidelines listed below.More information on federal work-study can be found at: http://www2.ed.gov/programs/fws/index.html
The Institutional Work-Study (IWS) program provides part-time employment opportunities to those students who may or may not be eligible for participation in the Federal Work Study Program. The IWS positions are funded by the departments that have funds allocated for the purpose of employing students. Funds are allocated to only some departments, so there are fewer positions available for this category. Unlike the Federal Work-Study program, IWS aid is not based on need and students are not awarded IWS aid by the Financial Aid office. However, all requests for student workers through the IWS
Work Study Documents
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