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Financial Need

  • Determining financial need and the definition of financial need is left up to each agency's discretion. Factors to consider might be the size of the family, local cost of living indicators, household income, medical expenses, educational expenses, etc. Agencies might also wish to consider other types of financial aid that the family is already receiving as indicators of financial need (e.g., food stamps, public assistance, subsidized housing, student financial aid). If the student is attending a post secondary school, information available from the financial aid office might also be considered.
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  • Yes, however, generally there is no requirement for students to meet any specific economic income criteria to be eligible. Agencies may design their Student Educational Employment Programs to include outreach to those students who are most in need of financial assistance. The criteria and documentation to demonstrate financial need must be established by the agency. See 5 CFR § 213.3202(a)(8) and 213.3202(b)(8).
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  • Referrals and financial certification for student employment opportunities are no longer required by the Student Educational Employment Program regulations. Agencies may wish to continue to work with local employment service offices to continue to refer students. If financial need is a factor in an agency's program, the criteria and documentation must be developed by the agency.
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