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A-State Remains Closed Through Friday. March 6

Arkansas State University will remain closed through Friday, March 6, due to heavy snowfall and hazardous road conditions. This includes the main campus at Jonesboro and the Paragould center.

For the convenience of students, faculty/staff and the community:
  • The Acansa Dining Hall will operate under inclement weather hours, 10:30 a.m. - 8 p.m. on Thursday and 10:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. on Friday.
  • The Red Wolf Center will be open from noon - 5 pm during the closure.
  • The Dean B. Ellis Library will be open on Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and regular hours over the weekend.
  • GradStock has been rescheduled to March 9, from 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. at Cooper Alumni Center.
  • The Testing Center will be closed.
  • NEA Science Fair has been postponed to March 16 at Hames Room, Convocation Center.
  • Communications Day (March 7) has been cancelled.
  • The SunBelt basketball match-ups with South Alabama will be played as scheduled.
  • This weekend's baseball matchup with UTA has been moved to Smith-Wills Stadium in Jackson, MS. First game is Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m. and a doubleheader on Sunday, March 8 at 1 p.m.
  • The Honors Reception event scheduled for Saturday, March 7 has been cancelled.

The university reminds students to monitor their official Arkansas State student email account for information regarding classes, as explained in an announcement from Provost Lynita Cooksey.

For further updates, watch the A-State website at AState.edu and official social media: Facebook.com/ArkansasState and on Twitter @ArkansasState.

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(870) 972-3820

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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.

Visit the Career Management Center >>


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.