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Supplemental Education Grant

  • Supplemental Education Grant (SEG)
    • The Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 2003 eliminates eligibility for citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Federated State of Micronesia who began their enrollment after June 25, 2004 are eligible for assistance from SEG program.

  • SEG Work-Study Program
    • The SEG Work-Study Program gives students the opportunity to enroll at COM-FSM and participate in part-time employment to learn practical skills and earn money to help pay for their educational expenses.  Students may work to a maximum of 20 hours per week while classes are in session and 40 hours per week when classes are not in session (Easter break, semester recess, etc.).  Students are not eligible to work overtime hours.

    • SEG Work Study pay rate is at least the current COM-FSM minimum wage, and the total award depends on the available the funding level and students are paid biweekly.

    • SEG Work Study funds are made available at the beginning of each regular semester.  Students have to apply to participate in the Program and are responsible to ensure that they do not work more than 20 hours per week or more than 40 hours biweekly. When a student earned his work-study award, s/he has completed the work-study for the given semester and must apply again for the next semester.

    • SEG Work study funds are limited and will be awarded to eligible students based on the set requirements as shown below.

    • In order to be considered for SEG Work-Study, a student must:
      1. be in good financial aid status
      2. submit a completed pre-application for work-study
      3. be enrolled as a full-time student in a given semester
      4. be enrolled in regular classes and not classes of a preparatory program
      5. have completed and submitted FAFSA
      6. have completed and submitted all required financial aid documents
      7. have at least a cumulative grade point average (cum. G.P.A) of 2.5
      8. not be on any other work-study program
    • Students must consult with financial aid staff at their campuses on how and when to apply for SEG Work-Study.
    • The SEG Work-Study Program gives students the opportunity to earn money to help pay for their educational expenses by providing part-time work. College regulations limit students to a maximum of 20 hours per week while classes are in session and 40 hours per week when classes are not in session (Easter break, semester recess, etc.). Students are not eligible to work overtime hours.
    • Work Study pay rate is at least the current COM-FSM minimum wage, and the total award depends on the level of need of a student and the funding level.
    • The number of hours students are allowed to work depends on their class schedule, health, and academic progress. Students are paid biweekly.
    • Work Study funds are made available at the beginning of the school year. If you are awarded Work Study, you should work out a schedule and carefully monitor the number of hours that you work per week and not exceed the amount awarded. Upon depleting your Work Study award, you will be terminated from your Work Study position.
    • It is the student’s responsibility to report to the Work-Study Coordinator for job placement/assignment. Failure to do so may result in cancellation of employment and the award.