Published April 15, 2020
The recent transition to online classes, due to COVID-19 concerns, has resulted in the unexpected loss of income for the remainder of the spring 2020 semester for Dodge City Community College (DC3) students who were working on campus in federal work study (FWS) positions.
“We know that many of our students were really counting on that income,” Beverly Temaat, Vice President of Student Affairs & Risk Management, said. “When college officials learned that according to federal COVID-19 response guidelines, we would be able to pay student earnings for the scheduled hours they would have worked, we scrambled to get these payments out as quickly as possible.”
FWS students should receive an email if they are being awarded funds, Temaat said.
“Funds have already been posted to FWS student accounts, and if they are due funds related to this disbursement, checks will be mailed today (April 15, 2020) to their permanent address on file at the college,” Susie Edwards, Interim Director of Financial Aid, said.
Edwards said the funds were paid through the Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) program, and students will receive the same amount they would have received if they had worked the entire semester (based on January and February payroll data). Awarding these funds through FSEOG is a much faster way to disburse them, because students do not have to wait on conventional payroll schedules, she said.
“Special thanks goes out to the DC3 financial aid staff for working tirelessly to make this happen so quickly for our FWS students. I’d also like to thank the DC3 business office staff for responding so quickly to the disbursement,” Temaat said. “It is our hope that these funds are beneficial for our Conquistadors during these challenging days.”
Questions regarding the distribution of FWS funds may be sent to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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