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  • A student must be enrolled full-time to participate in the FWS program. (Except during summer or vacation periods which do not require enrollment.)
       
  • A student may not work in a federal work study job without a work study award from the University of Miami's Office of Financial Assistance Services.
       
  • A student may not be assigned to a federal work study job until completing financial registration and showing payment of all charges in full for the academic term.
       
  • A student is not eligible to earn his/her work study funds until the payroll/personnel process has been completed. When the Office of Student Employment issues the Student Employment Assignment Form (SEAF) - Part 2, the student may begin working. Any hours worked before the date on the SEAF - Part 2 cannot be paid with work study funds.
       
  • No student may continue to work if dropping to less than full-time within a refund period. If the student drops after a refund period, the Office of Student Employment must be contacted.
       
  • A student may not perform any work under the FWS program during times she/he is scheduled to be in class.
       
  • No student may earn over the federal work study amount awarded. Any employer allowing a student to work more than the award will be charged 100% for the amount over the limit.
       
  • Work hours must always be approved by the student employee's supervisor or the supervisor's designee.
       
  • It is a federal offense to falsify a FWS time report; therefore, all hours documented must be correct and true. Students will be referred to the Dean of Students for disciplinary measures if suspected of including false information on a time report. If a student is found guilty of falsifying information, the Office of Financial Assistance Services may cancel the student's financial aid award for the current year and all subsequent years.
       
  • In order to maximize their academic performance, students are discouraged from working more than 20 hours per week during a period of enrollment. However, a student may work a maximum number of 40 hours per week. If a student works more than 40 hours in one week, the employing department is responsible for paying time and one-half for all hours above 40. Federal work study funds will not cover overtime hours. Federal Work Study students may work for University of Miami departments or approved local community service agencies.