FEB(LEGAL) - FINANCING EDUCATION: WORK STUDY

Federal Work-Study Program

Eligible Student

  1. Meets the relevant eligibility requirements contained in 34 C.F.R. 668.32;
  2. Is enrolled or accepted for enrollment as an undergraduate, graduate, or professional student at the institution; and
  3. Has financial need as determined in accordance with Part F of Title IV of the Higher Education Act (HEA).

Eligible Employer

  1. Impair existing service contracts;
  2. Displace employees;
  3. Fill jobs that are vacant because the employer's regular employees are on strike;
  4. Involve the construction, operation, or maintenance of so much of any facility as is used or is to be used for instruction that is predominantly devotional and religious or as a place for religious worship, except to the extent that excluding such work would impose a substantial burden on a person's exercise of religion; or
  5. Include employment for the U.S. Department of Education.

Academic Credit

  1. Paid less than the student would be if no academic credit were received;
  2. Paid for receiving instruction in a classroom, laboratory, or other academic setting; and
  3. Paid unless the employer would normally pay the person for the same position.

Notice of Employment Opportunities

Texas College Work-Study Program

Mentorship Program

  1. Mentor students at participating eligible institutions or high school students in participating school districts;
  2. Counsel high school students at GO Centers or similar high school-based recruiting centers designed to improve student access to higher education; or
  3. Support student interventions at participating eligible institutions that are focused on increasing completion of degrees or certificates, such as interventions occurring through advising or supplemental instruction.

Institution Requirements

Generally

  1. Provide part-time employment to an eligible student in nonpartisan and nonsectarian activities;
  2. Provide, insofar as is practicable, employment to an eligible student that is related to the student's academic interests;
  3. Use program positions only to supplement and not supplant positions normally filled by persons not eligible to participate in the work-study program; and
  4. Provide not less than 25 percent of an employed student's wages and 100 percent of other employee benefits for the employed student from sources other than federal college work-study program funds. Institutions eligible to receive Title III funds from the U.S. Department of Education are exempted from the program requirement to provide 25 percent of an employed student's wages, if they provide the Coordinating Board with a copy of a current Title III eligibility letter from the U.S. Department of Education.

Mentorship Program

  1. An institution must file with the Coordinating Board a memorandum of understanding detailing the roles and responsibilities of each participating entity.
  2. An institution must provide not less than ten percent of an employed mentor's wages and 100 percent of other employee benefits for the employed student from sources other than federal college work-study program funds. Institutions eligible to receive Title III funds from the U.S. Department of Education are exempted from the mentorship program requirement to provide ten percent of an employed student's wages, if they provide the Coordinating Board with a copy of a current Title III eligibility letter from the U.S. Department of Education.
  3. A participating entity, other than an institution of higher education, benefiting from the services of the mentor must provide funding in an amount at least equal to the amount of the institution's contribution. The participating entity's contribution may be satisfied through in-kind contributions, if acceptable by the institution. Participating entities benefiting from the service of mentors enrolled at institutions eligible to receive Title III funds from the U.S. Department of Education are exempted from the mentorship program requirement to provide matching funds, if the institution has provided the Coordinating Board with a copy of a current Title III eligibility letter from the U.S. Department of Education.

Eligible Student

  1. Be a Texas resident as defined by Coordinating Board rules;
  2. Be enrolled for at least the number of hours required of a half-time student, and be seeking a degree or certification in an eligible institution;
  3. Establish financial need in accordance with Coordinating Board procedures;
  4. Have a statement on file with the institution of higher education indicating the student is registered with the Selective Service System as required by federal law or is exempt from Selective Service registration under federal law; and
  5. If participating in the Mentorship Program, receive appropriate training and supervision as determined by the commissioner or Coordinating Board staff.

Eligible Off-Campus Employer

  1. Provide part-time employment to an eligible student in nonpartisan and nonsectarian activities;
  2. Provide, insofar as is practicable, employment to an eligible student that is related to the student's academic interests;
  3. Use program positions only to supplement and not to supplant positions normally filled by persons not eligible to participate in the work-study program; and
  4. Unless eligible for a waiver of matching funds under 19 Administrative Code 22.131, provide not less than 25 percent of an employed student's wages and 100 percent of other employee benefits for the employed student from sources other than federal college work-study program funds, if the employer is a nonprofit entity; or
  5. Provide not less than 50 percent of an employed student's wages and 100 percent of other employee benefits for the employed student, if the employer is a profit-making entity.

Approval

List of Work-Study Employment Opportunities

Funds

Distribution

Texas College Work-Study Program Funds
Mentorship Program Funds

Transfer

Discrimination on the Basis of Sex

Blinn College

FEB(LEGAL)-LJC

UPDATE 42

DATE ISSUED: 11/17/2021