Federal Work-Study Application Form

The amount of work-study funding listed on your award letter represents your earning potential. Your actual earnings will depend on the number of hours you work.

There are many more students who are eligible for work-study than there are jobs available. Employment is not guaranteed. If you do not accept your work-study offer, or if you do not obtain employment through the work-study program, you forfeit these funds.

If you wish to accept your work-study award, complete the following information and submit the form.

Asterisk (*) indicates a response is required.

To secure employment, you will click here to view open positions. Once you have identified positions that you are interested in, it is your responsibility to contact the appropriate supervisors to arrange for an interview.

Once you secure employment, your supervisor must sign a work agreement form that they can obtain either from the Financial Aid Office. Once signed, you must make an appointment with the Financial Aid Office to complete the appropriate pre-employment paperwork. You will not be able to start working until all required pre-employment paperwork is complete and submitted with supporting documentation to the Financial Aid Office.

I hereby certify that all my statements are true and authorize investigation of all statements contained in this application.

America Reads/Counts Program

Students who meet the eligibility requirements for the Federal Work-Study program may be able to earn their work-study wages through the “America Reads/Counts” program.

How the program works:

- College students tutor young elementary school students in reading and/or math during school

- Tutors go to elementary schools to work one on one with the children

- Tutors receive training and support to make the tutoring experience both rewarding and effective

The college student tutors will work with the young students to provide extra instructional help in subjects where improvement is needed. The tutor’s role is often not only to help the students raise their grades, but also to improve the youth’s attitude and increase their self-confidence and pride in achievement. An important focus of this program may be to help students recognize the importance of school, and to understand how to be more successful in their classes.

College students who wish to become a part of the program must complete an application form, complete a background screening, and interview with the classroom teacher or other school personnel. There will be a formal training program conducted prior to beginning tutoring. Students will keep a log of their hours and activities, and will work under the direct supervision of teachers in various local elementary schools.

Students from any area of concentration may apply to become part of the program. Education and/or Human Services majors may especially want to consider applying. Benefits for tutors include gaining valuable skills, building their resume, meeting new people, and connecting with their communities. Students who are accepted for the program will be paid the standard $11.00 per hour work-study wage.

For more information about the program, contact the Financial Aid Office or Job Placement Office at your college.

Community Service

A limited number of positions are available in the community at not-for-profit agencies. An interview with the agency will be conducted before a student is hired. Students in community service positions will work under the direct supervision of an employee of the not-for-profit agency. Work study students are paid the standard $11.00 per hour work-study wage.

For more information about the program, contact the Financial Aid Office or Job Placement Office at your college.

It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact EICC’s Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-5222, equity@eicc.edu or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730- 1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 OCR.Chicago@ed.gov.