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Rights and Responsibilities


As a financial aid student:

·         You must be enrolled at least half-time (6 units) during the Fall and Spring semesters which you are working.


·         You must maintain satisfactory academic progress with at least a G.P.A. of 2.0, 67% completion ratio within 72 units completed to remain eligible for financial aid.  If you lose your eligibility for financial aid for any reason, you must stop working immediately.


·         You must notify the Financial Aid Office immediately of any changes in your housing arrangements such as moving from your parents’ home to an apartment or from the apartment back to your parents’ home.


As an employee:

·         You are expected to conduct yourself in a professional manner whether you are interviewing for a FWS position or working as a FWS employee.


·         You are entitled to be informed by your supervisor of your work schedule, duties, and all office practices.


·         You must inform your supervisor immediately of any change in the amount of your FWS award.


·         You are responsible for monitoring your FWS earnings and notifying your supervisor when you are close to reaching your allotment.  For your convenience, you may use the “FWS Earnings Monitor Sheet” to keep track of your earnings each month.


·         You must keep an accurate record of hours worked and turn your timesheet into your supervisor on time each month.


·         You can only work in one student employment position (FWS or District).  You must terminate from current position before beginning another.


FWS positions are real jobs and you are expected to conduct yourself in a professional manner as you would in any working situation.  Dependability and good performance can be rewarded with useful references and recommendations.  However, you can also be terminated if your performance does not meet your employer’s expectations.  Some grounds for termination are:

·         Displaying unprofessional conduct, such as repeated absences or tardiness

·         Failure to maintain the confidentiality of College records

·         Unsatisfactory work

·         Your work schedule is not compatible with the employer’s needs.


School should be your first priority, be sure that you and your employer have a clear understanding of when you are available to work and of your expected duties.  Make this a rewarding experience for both of you!