Husker Hub Explains: Federal Work Study & Handshake
In this video Husker Hub Explains what the Federal Work Study Program is, eligibility for the program, and how students are able to locate both on-campus and off-campus Federal Work Study jobs by using Handshake through the Office of Career Services.
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[00:00:04.200]Welcome to Husker Hub Explains.
[00:00:05.340]My name's Dan and I am a Student Services Specialist
[00:00:07.680]in Husker Hub.
[00:00:08.790]In this Husker Hub Explains video
[00:00:10.020]I'll be discussing federal work study or FWS
[00:00:12.780]in financial aid shorthand.
[00:00:14.323]Both how students are qualified
[00:00:16.170]based on demonstration and need
[00:00:17.640]from their FAFSA application,
[00:00:19.530]as well as how initially FWS qualified students
[00:00:22.680]can maintain their eligibility in subsequent years.
[00:00:25.560]The Federal Work Study Program, FWS,
[00:00:27.330]provides part-time jobs during the academic year
[00:00:29.730]for students who demonstrate exceptional financial need
[00:00:32.400]and who must earn a part of their educational expenses.
[00:00:35.040]Jobs will be on-campus or off-campus.
[00:00:37.410]Part-time federal work study students work
[00:00:39.480]10 to 20 hours per week
[00:00:40.710]and will receive a paycheck every two weeks bi-weekly
[00:00:43.410]for the actual number of hours worked.
[00:00:45.180]Federal work study funds are awarded
[00:00:46.890]on a first come first complete basis
[00:00:48.570]to qualified financial aid applicants.
[00:00:50.580]For federal work study eligible students,
[00:00:52.170]this is how their federal work study award will appear
[00:00:54.090]on their financial aid package.
[00:00:56.291]FWS awarding will appear in the additional aid sources
[00:00:57.990]section of their award letter
[00:00:59.220]and will indicate the maximum amount per semester
[00:01:01.320]that the student can earn
[00:01:02.460]through working with a federal work study employer.
[00:01:04.710]Very important to note, the FWS values denoted
[00:01:07.530]on the financial aid award are not funds to be anticipated
[00:01:10.200]at the time of financial aid disbursement.
[00:01:12.210]As the amount of work study indicated there
[00:01:13.920]can only be earned and paid to the student via employment
[00:01:17.190]and a biweekly direct deposit payment
[00:01:19.380]up to the amount indicated on the award package.
[00:01:21.780]For the summer terms,
[00:01:22.710]there are two types of federal work study options.
[00:01:24.480]Full-time federal work study is only available
[00:01:26.124]if students are not enrolled in any summer courses.
[00:01:28.770]Please bear in mind
[00:01:29.603]that the majority of that full-time federal work study
[00:01:31.560]is mostly aimed towards students
[00:01:33.810]that are in the law program.
[00:01:35.010]For students who are eligible for federal work study,
[00:01:37.050]undergraduate students must be enrolled
[00:01:38.550]at least halftime six credit hours,
[00:01:40.140]and that there is not much federal work study availability
[00:01:42.510]for summer semester sessions.
[00:01:44.130]Finding a work study job can be competitive
[00:01:46.200]but career services is there to help students
[00:01:48.570]through that process.
[00:01:49.530]Students can reach out to email@example.com
[00:01:52.830]or contact them by phone at (402) 472-3145
[00:01:56.730]for help on their application materials
[00:01:58.380]like resumes and as well as guidance on how to use
[00:02:00.870]Nebraska's student job listing system, Handshake.
[00:02:04.080]Once the students enrolled, they can access
[00:02:10.590]Finding work study positions in handshake is quite easy.
[00:02:13.978]First, you'll click on the job section.
[00:02:15.360]You'll then go to the jobs page on Handshake
[00:02:17.400]where you'll be able to search
[00:02:18.233]for different federal work study positions
[00:02:19.860]that are available.
[00:02:22.080]As well, for any on-campus work study results,
[00:02:24.390]you'll wanna make sure that the on-campus filter's selected
[00:02:26.880]in addition to the work study filter selection box.
[00:02:29.430]You'll wanna make sure you were utilizing
[00:02:30.750]the all filters shown here,
[00:02:32.010]ensuring that the "More" button for additional filters
[00:02:35.624]for work study and on campus appear and are selected.
[00:02:37.890]Once you've selected those additional filters,
[00:02:39.600]you'll click "Show Results".
[00:02:40.980]To left side of the screen,
[00:02:42.030]you'll find all of the work study positions
[00:02:43.800]available on Handshake
[00:02:44.820]within those previously selected filters.
[00:02:46.830]For students watching this
[00:02:47.790]who are interested in the Husker Hub
[00:02:49.050]Peer Specialist Position that is
[00:02:50.310]currently open for federal work study eligible applicants.
[00:02:52.830]They can select this job posting.
[00:02:54.480]This position states that work study eligible applicants
[00:02:56.910]are preferred but should you not be
[00:02:58.560]a federal work study applicant
[00:02:59.670]please consider applying anyway.
[00:03:01.230]Be sure to click "View Full Description"
[00:03:03.240]for all the position's information.
[00:03:05.340]If after reading the full job description
[00:03:07.080]you feel this position is the right fit for you,
[00:03:08.730]you can click the orange "Apply" button
[00:03:11.070]and then provide the requested resume and cover letter.
[00:03:14.340]Once both your resume and cover letter are uploaded.
[00:03:16.860]Simply click the green "Submit Application" button.
[00:03:19.770]Should you wanna explore more open postings before applying
[00:03:22.260]but not lose track of this one?
[00:03:23.970]You can select it as a favorite
[00:03:25.470]and Handshake will be sure to remind you
[00:03:26.970]of the position's application deadline.
[00:03:30.150]Now, should any students watching this be interested
[00:03:32.070]in helping other students
[00:03:33.150]while earning a paycheck at the same time, Husker Hub
[00:03:35.820]is UNL's one-stop for financial aid, student bills,
[00:03:38.229]transcripts, and enrollment verifications.
[00:03:40.380]Husker Hub is also hiring upbeat, reliable students
[00:03:42.810]with a positive attitude for their peer specialist team.
[00:03:45.480]Peer specialists are responsible for assisting
[00:03:47.130]with student questions over the phone,
[00:03:48.570]through email, and on our front desk.
[00:03:50.730]The application's currently open
[00:03:55.298]Should there be any other questions about federal work study
[00:03:58.380]that may not have been answered in this video,
[00:04:00.450]please feel free to contact Husker Hub
[00:04:02.190]via the contact information on this slide.
[00:04:04.680]You can also visit our website at huskerhub.unl.edu.
[00:04:09.210]Thank you for watching Husker Hub Explains
[00:04:10.920]federal work study and Handshake.
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