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WAC 250-40-040

Student eligibility and selection.

(1) Eligibility criteria. In order to be eligible for employment under this program the student must:
(a) Demonstrate financial need.
(b) Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as at least a half-time undergraduate, graduate or professional student or be a student under an established program designed to qualify him or her for enrollment as at least a half-time student at an eligible institution of postsecondary education.
(c) Be capable, in the opinion of the institution, of maintaining good standing in a course of study while employed under the program, and demonstrate satisfactory progress toward degree or certificate completion.
(d) Not be pursuing a degree in theology.
(e) Not owe a refund or repayment on a state or federal financial aid grant program and not be in default on a loan made, insured, or guaranteed under federal and state financial aid loan programs.
(2) Criteria for institutional determination of financial need and the making of awards.
(a) Standard budgetary costs will be determined by the institution subject to approval by the higher education coordinating board.
(b) Total applicant resources shall be determined in accordance with the federal methodology system of need analysis. Institutional financial aid officers may make reasonable adjustments to the computed total applicant resources if individual circumstances warrant such adjustments.
Any adjustments must be documented and placed in the student's financial aid records.
(c) The work-study award shall be designed in such a manner that the sum total of financial aid awarded any one student will not exceed the difference between the total applicant's resources and the budgetary cost of education.
(d) Each institution must have a policy relating to the continuance of aid for students who enroll in but do not complete the number of credit or clock hours required to maintain satisfactory progress toward completion of his or her degree or program objective. The institution must submit its policy to the board annually for approval.
(3) Priorities in placing students.
(a) Provide work opportunities for students who are defined to be residents of the state particularly former foster youth as defined in RCW 28B.92.060. Residents of the state are defined in RCW 28B.15.012 and 28B.15.013 except resident students defined in RCW 28B.15.012 (2)(g);
(b) After consideration of (a) of this subsection, then provide job placements in fields related to each student's academic or vocational pursuits, with an emphasis on off-campus job placements wherever appropriate; and
(c) Whenever appropriate, provide opportunities for off-campus community service placements.
(4) Job placements are encouraged in occupations that meet Washington's economic development goals especially those in international trade and international relations.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.15.012. WSR 06-17-047, § 250-40-040, filed 8/8/06, effective 9/8/06. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.12.020 through 28B.12.070. WSR 94-14-006 § 250-40-040, filed 6/23/94, effective 7/24/94; WSR 93-20-044, § 250-40-040, filed 9/29/93, effective 10/30/93. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.12.060. WSR 88-10-002 (Order 3/88, Resolution No. 88-11), § 250-40-040, filed 4/21/88; WSR 87-16-047 (Order 1-87, Resolution No. 87-59), § 250-40-040, filed 7/29/87. Statutory Authority: RCW 28B.10.806. WSR 81-13-037 (Order 3/81, Resolution No. 81-68), § 250-40-040, filed 6/16/81; WSR 80-05-024 (Order 2-80, Resolution No. 80-54), § 250-40-040, filed 4/14/80; Order 5-77, § 250-40-040, filed 5/11/77; Order 6-74, § 250-40-040, filed 9/17/74.]
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