Examples of Eligibility Requirements for Financial Aid and Work Study Programs Prescribed by Different Schools?
The Florida Work Experience Program (FWEP) is a state funded, need-based program that provides Florida college students with work experience to complement their career goals. Although state funded, it is decentralized. The eligibility requirements, amounts to be awarded, deadlines and application procedures will be according to the institute’s standards. (Please see list of eligible participating educational institutes). Nevertheless, some of the important general requirements for the FWEP are the following:
The student should be a US citizen or eligible non-citizen residing in Florida and must be enrolled for a minimum of 6 hours credit at any of the participating institutes in an associate or baccalaureate degree program. The student should not have previously received a baccalaureate degree unless they are enrolled in colleges considered by this program as an educator preparation institute. In addition, the student can not have any unpaid state or federal loan, or be in default on any scholarship program unless satisfactory arrangements to settle the matter has been made.
The student should maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 on a 4.0. In case of failure to meet this requirement, a probationary award may be granted for three quarters or two semesters. It will be eligible for renewal following the probation, only if the required GPA has been met. The student is also required to meet a required number of minimum credit hours in order to be approved for renewal. Otherwise, he will not receive any funding for the succeeding academic year and will be re-granted only if the student applies for restoration. This will be subject to the general eligibility requirements for restoration and the maintenance of the 2.0 GPA. For more information about the FWEP, interested applicants may get in touch with the Florida Department of Education, Office of Student Financial Assistance, via OSFA toll-free at 1-888-827-2004.
List of eligible 2009-10 FLORIDA Work Experience Program Eligible Institutions
List of Educator Preparation Institutes