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+ Campus alert: A-State Closed Jan. 16

A-State Closed on Jan. 16 due to winter precipitation.

Arkansas State University is closed today, Tuesday, Jan. 16, due to winter precipitation. All winter response staff members are requested to report to their duty stations.

Overnight, snow fall made conditions for students, faculty and staff hazardous.

"Our administrative team determined the snowfall was going to be heavier than forecast and while today was scheduled to be the first day of class for the spring 2018 semester, I've decided it is best that we cancel classes for today," Chancellor Kelly Damphousse said.

All classes at the Jonesboro and Paragould locations are cancelled. Online classes continue.

While offices and classes are closed, university residential life areas continue to operate to support the on-campus student population.

Important Updates

  • The American Spiritual Ensemble will perform at Fowler Center's Riceland Hall tonight at 7:30pm.
  • For students living on-campus, Acansa Dining Hall will operate under "brunch hours" with service from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. and then 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • ETS testing candidates that were scheduled for today should contact the Testing Center in the Reng Student Union at 972-2038 when A-State reopens and they will assist with rescheduling.
  • The Red WOLF Center will open today on winter weather hours of noon until 5 p.m.
  • Dean B. Ellis Library is closed all day today.

For updates on A-State events, please check the university’s official website AState.edu or social media feeds, Facebook.com/ArkansasState or @ArkansasState on Twitter.

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What is Federal College Work Study? (FCWS)

This program provides jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay for college expenses.

How Do I apply for Federal College Work-study Funds?

Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov and indicate they are interested in the work-study program. Students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA as early as possible as funds for this program are limited. Students must complete the FAFSA every year to receive FCWS. Receipt of FWCS one year does not automatically imply that the student will receive FWCS the next year.

How much can I earn on FCWS?

Earnings will be at least the current federal minimum wage. The total amount that you earn will depend on the number of hours that you work each week. Most students work between 10 and 20 hours per week, and are paid every two weeks.

Are FCWS jobs on or off campus?

Both. A work study job must always be for a public or private non-profit organization.

How is it determined where I will be assigned to FCWS?

The college work study job openings will be posted on the Career Management Website "Career Connect," where students can view federal work-study job openings. Each job posting will identify the contact person for that position.

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What are my responsibilities as a FCWS worker?

  • As a student worker, it is your responsibility to be willing to work and perform your assigned duties to the best of your ability. You must sell your service and should be prepared for an orientation session with a prospective employer.
  • Some jobs require weekend work. If you accept employment, you must work the hours and time scheduled for you.
  • You must be dependable, prompt and reliable in attendance and work the required period of time.
  • If you must be absent from work, your supervisor should be notified prior to your scheduled work time.
  • You should not expect to be allowed to study while at work.

Where can I get more information?

For more information, visit our career management center webpage.