Federal Work Study
FEDERAL WORK-STUDY STUDENT EMPLOYMENT
Southeast Arkansas College participates in the Federal Work-Study program. Ordinarily, the federal government provides
75% of the funds and the college or university provides matching funds of 25% for the program; however, Southeast
Arkansas College is designated as a Title III school and is exempt from the 25% matching requirement. Therefore, 100%
of the Work-Study wages are paid with federal funds.
Federal Work-Study is a campus-based program that provides part-time, on-campus employment or off-campus
employment in community service activities. Student workers may work a maximum of 20 hours per week. An institution
of higher learning must pay students employed under the Federal Work-Study program at least the federal minimum wage.
Effective July 24, 2008, the federal minimum wage is $6.55.
Federal Work-Study is need-based and eligibility is determined using information from the Institutional Student Information
Record. Students applying for Work-Study must be maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress and must be enrolled a
minimum of six semester credit hours.
Applications for Federal Work-Study employment are available from the Financial Aid Office and online at
www.seark.edu/student/apply-financialaid.htm. The completed application should be presented to the Financial Aid Office
for eligibility verification. The application will then be forwarded to the Federal Work-Study program administrator for
consideration of employment.