SSM 306–06: Community Service Program
To provide eligible students with work-learning opportunities that complement and reinforce their educational programs or vocational goals
To expand employment opportunities for students in on-campus units or off-campus agencies providing services designed to improve the quality of life for community residents (particularly for low-income residents) or to solve particular problems related to their needs
34 Code of Federal Regulations § 675
Financial Aid and Scholarship Services/Student Employment
Eligibility to participate in the Community Service Program (CSP) is limited to students who are eligible for the Federal Work-Study Program (FWSP) and to employers who are determined to meet one or more of the needs identified in the objectives stated below.
The FWSP provides an annual allocation to the university through the United States Department of Education. This federal allocation, combined with matching funds from the university or another employing agency, provides eligible students with employment opportunities. The FWSP requires that a percentage of the annual Federal Work-Study allocation is used to employ students in community service jobs.
ASU requires that all student employees and all employing units or agencies support the objective and comply with the guidelines of this program.
The objective of the program is to improve the quality of life of the agency’s clientele and to develop the social awareness of student participants. Off-campus agencies participating in the program provide services that are primarily directed toward disadvantaged community residents. On-campus services include support for students with disabilities and services that are open and accessible to the community.
The services provided by agencies or units participating in the program should address one or more of the following needs.
For procedures for hiring FWSP student employees, see SSM 304–01, “Student Employment Program.”
For further information about the FWSP, see SSM 306–01, “Federal Work-Study Employment Program.”