FAQs on Federal Work Study and Service Scholarships or Grants

Q - What are academic service hours?

Some university scholarships or grants require students to work a certain number of hours at an on-campus department or in the community. More information about academic service hours can be found on the Scholarship Office website.  

Q- When & where may I pick up my work assignment?

Please visit our FWS-UAS Contract Pick up page located here to find out your designated time to pick up your work assignment https://www.tntech.edu/financialaid/types/fed-work-study/fws-uas-contract-pick-up.php 

Q- Do I need an I-9 Card to complete the Federal Work Study (FWS) assignment hours? 

Yes. In order to pick up your FWS contract you must have an I-9 card.   If you have a FWS assignment and do not have a current I-9 card, please go to https://applicationstation.truescreen.com/  to complete Section 1 of the I-9 form.

For complete instructions please go to https://www.tntech.edu/private/hr/pdf/Instructions_for_I9.pdf *

Please bring the ORIGINAL acceptable I-9 documents to Human Resources, located in Derryberry Hall, room 146. Copies and scans will not be accepted. To find out what acceptable documentation you need, please go to https://www.tntech.edu/private/hr/pdf/ListofAcceptableDocuments.pdf  *

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Students with a University Academic Scholarship ONLY will not be required to obtain an I-9 card.

 Q- Can I change my assignment?

Generally, we do not change your work assignment once you have signed your contract.  The office you have been assigned to needs your help to do their job too! Please note, not all UAS Scholarships or Grants have a service component.  For more information please visit: https://www.tntech.edu/scholarships/

If suitable work hours are unable to be scheduled because of your class schedule, contact us at financialaid@tntech.edu to seek another assignment.

FWS and UAS students will only be allowed to change their assignment once per year at the end of the academic year unless the student submits documentation for extenuating circumstances to be evaluated by Financial Aid. FWS and UAS students who wish to be re-assigned through this process need to contact Tabatha Morris at tdmorris@tntech.edu

 Q - What requirements must I maintain to keep my Admissions scholarship?

Renewal requirements for Admissions scholarships can vary depending on which scholarship you have and what year you were first awarded. You can reference your specific renewal requirements on the Scholarship Office website.

 Q - What if my cumulative grade point averages falls below the required average?

You will have one semester of probation after your CGPA falls below the requirement. If you do not raise it to the required level by the end of the probation semester you will lose your scholarship. If at any time your CGPA falls below the requirement and you have already used your probation semester you will lose your scholarship for any future terms.

Q - What if I drop below full-time status?

All Admissions scholarships require that you maintain full time status to keep your scholarship. If you drop below 12 hours in a given semester, you will be removed from the scholarship permanently, without a probation semester.

Q - Once an Admissions scholarship is lost, can I get it back?

No. If your failure to maintain one or more requirements for your scholarship was due to extreme hardship, such as serious illness of the student or an immediate family member, you may submit a Scholarship Request for Exception to the Scholarship Office. All requests will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

 Q - How do I sign up for the "Honors" option rather than have Financial Aid assign me a job?

Call the Honors Office at 931-372-3797 or e-mail at honors@tntech.edu.

 Q - What if I'm going on co-op, can my scholarship be put on hold?

Yes, call (931-372-3073) or come by the Financial Aid Office in Jere Whitson Building, 3rd floor or e-mail us financialaid@tntech.edu.

 Q - Can my scholarship be extended if I have used up all the semesters that was allotted to me but I haven't graduated yet?

No.

 Q - Who do I contact if I think I am eligible for the scholarship but no one has notified me that I have been offered the scholarship?

Contact the Scholarship Office by emailing scholarships@tntech.edu.

 Q - Once I have been offered and accepted the UAS scholarship and I have further questions not addressed here, whom do I contact?

Contact the Scholarship Office by emailing scholarships@tntech.edu.

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