Summary: This letter provides procedures for submitting a request for a waiver of the 1994-95 FWS Community Service expenditure requirement.
SUMMARY: This letter provides procedures for submitting a request
for a waiver of the 1994-95 FWS Community Service expenditure
Dear Financial Aid Administrator:
The Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and the regulations
of November 30, 1994, require that each institution participating
in the Federal Work-Study Program (FWS) during the current 1994-95
Award Year spend at least 5 percent of its 1994-95 FWS initial and
supplemental allocations to compensate students employed in
community service activities.
An institution may request a waiver of this requirement in writing.
We will approve a waiver only if we determine that an institution
has demonstrated that enforcing the requirement would cause a
hardship for students at the institution.
If your institution wants to submit a 1994-95 waiver request, you
must send detailed information regarding the nature of the hardship
for your students that would be caused by employment in community
service activities, postmarked no later than March 6, 1995, to:
Department of Education
Office of Postsecondary Education
Community Service Waiver Request
Attention: Carolyn Short
ROB-3, Room 4621
600 Independence Ave, SW
Washington, DC 20202-5452
By March 31, 1995, we will send a letter to these institutions
notifying them of our decision either to approve or deny the waiver
If you have any questions regarding the FWS community service
expenditure requirements or waiver procedures, please telephone
your campus-based programs State Representative.
Robert R. Coates, Director
Financial Management Division