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Title 34: Education
PART 675—FEDERAL WORK-STUDY PROGRAMS


Subpart C—Work-Colleges Program


Contents
§675.41   Special definitions.
§675.42   Allocation and reallocation.
§675.43   Purpose.
§675.44   Program description.
§675.45   Allowable costs, Federal share, and institutional share.
§675.46   Unallowable costs.
§675.47   Multi-institutional work-colleges arrangements.
§675.48   Agreement.
§675.49   Procedures and records.
§675.50   Termination and suspension.
Appendix A to Part 675 [Reserved]

Source: 59 FR 61418, Nov. 30, 1994, unless otherwise noted.

§675.41   Special definitions.

The following definitions apply to this subpart:

(a) Work-college: An eligible institution that—

(1) Is a public or private nonprofit, four-year, degree-granting institution with a commitment to community service;

(2) Has operated a comprehensive work-learning-service program for at least two years;

(3) Requires resident students, including at least one-half of all students who are enrolled on a full-time basis, to participate in a comprehensive work-learning-service program for at least five hours each week, or at least 80 hours during each period of enrollment, except summer school, unless the student is engaged in an institutionally organized or approved study abroad or externship program; and

(4) Provides students participating in the comprehensive work-learning-service program with the opportunity to contribute to their education and to the welfare of the community as a whole.

(b) Comprehensive student work-learning-service program: A student work-learning-service program that—

(1) Is an integral and stated part of the institution's educational philosophy and program;

(2) Requires participation of all resident students for enrollment and graduation;

(3) Includes learning objectives, evaluation, and a record of work performance as part of the student's college record;

(4) Provides programmatic leadership by college personnel at levels comparable to traditional academic programs;

(5) Recognizes the educational role of work-learning-service supervisors; and

(6) Includes consequences for nonperformance or failure in the work-learning-service program similar to the consequences for failure in the regular academic program.

(Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2756b)

[59 FR 61418, Nov. 30, 1994, as amended at 74 FR 55950, Oct. 29, 2009]

§675.42   Allocation and reallocation.

The Secretary allocates and reallocates funds based on each institution's approved request for Federal funds for the Work-Colleges program as a percent of the total of such approved requests for all applicant institutions.

(Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2756b)

§675.43   Purpose.

The purpose of the Work-Colleges program is to recognize, encourage, and promote the use of comprehensive work-learning-service programs as a valuable educational approach when it is an integral part of the institution's educational program and a part of a financial plan that decreases reliance on grants and loans and to encourage students to participate in community service activities.

(Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2756b)

[59 FR 61418, Nov. 30, 1994, as amended at 75 FR 55950, Oct. 29, 2009]

§675.44   Program description.

(a) An institution that satisfies the definition of “work-college” in §675.41(a) and wishes to participate in the Work-Colleges program must apply to the Secretary at the time and in the manner prescribed by the Secretary.

(b) An institution may expend funds separately, or in combination with other eligible institutions, to provide work-learning-service opportunities for currently enrolled students.

(c) For any given award year, Federal funds allocated and reallocated for that award year under sections 442 and 462 of the HEA may be transferred for the purpose of carrying out the Work-Colleges program to provide flexibility in strengthening the self-help-through-work element in financial aid packaging.

(Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2756b)

[59 FR 61418, Nov. 30, 1994, as amended at 75 FR 55950, Oct. 29, 2009]

§675.45   Allowable costs, Federal share, and institutional share.

(a) Allowable costs. An institution participating in the Work-Colleges program may use its allocated and reallocated program funds to carry out the following activities:

(1) Support the educational costs of qualified students through self-help payments or credits provided under the work-learning-service program within the limits of part F of title IV of the HEA.

(2) Promote the work-learning-service experience as a tool of postsecondary education, financial self-help, and community service-learning opportunities.

(3) Carry out activities in sections 443 or 446 of the HEA.

(4) Administer, develop, and assess comprehensive work-learning-service programs including—

(i) Community-based work-learning-service alternatives that expand opportunities for community service and career-related work; and

(ii) Alternatives that develop sound citizenship, encourage student persistence, and make optimum use of assistance under the Work-Colleges program in education and student development.

(5) Coordinate and carry out joint projects and activities to promote work-learning-service.

(6) Carry out a comprehensive, longitudinal study of student academic progress and academic and career outcomes, relative to student self-sufficiency in financing their higher education, repayment of student loans, continued community service, kind and quality of service performed, and career choice and community service selected after graduation.

(b) Federal share of allowable costs. An institution, in addition to the funds allocated and reallocated for this program, may use transferred funds provided under its Federal Perkins Loan or its FWS program to pay allowable costs.

(c) Institutional share of allowable costs. An institution must match Federal funds made available for this program on a dollar-for-dollar basis from non-Federal sources. The institution shall keep records documenting the amount and source of its share.

(Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2756b)

[59 FR 61418, Nov. 30, 1994, as amended at 64 FR 58294, Oct. 28, 1999; 75 FR 55950, Oct. 29, 2009]

§675.46   Unallowable costs.

An institution participating in the Work-Colleges program may not use its allocated and reallocated program funds and transferred funds provided under its Federal Perkins Loan or its FWS program to pay costs related to the purchase, construction, or alteration of physical facilities or indirect administrative costs.

(Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2756b)

§675.47   Multi-institutional work-colleges arrangements.

(a) An institution participating in the Work-Colleges program may enter into a written agreement with another participating institution to promote the work-learning-service experience.

(b) The agreement described in paragraph (a) of this section must—

(1) Designate the administrator of the program; and

(2) Specify the terms, conditions, and performance standards of the program.

(c) Each institution shall retain responsibility for the proper disbursement of the Federal funds it contributes under an agreement with other eligible institutions.

(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1840-0535)

(Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2756b)

§675.48   Agreement.

To participate in the Work-Colleges program, an institution shall enter into an agreement with the Secretary. The agreement provides that, among other things, the institution shall—

(a) Assure that it will comply with all the appropriate provisions of the HEA and the appropriate provisions of the regulations;

(b) Assure that it satisfies the definition of “work-college” in §675.41(a);

(c) Assure that it will match the Federal funds according to the requirements in §675.45(c); and

(d) Assure that it will use funds only to carry out the activities in §675.45(a).

(Approved by the Office of Management and Budget under control number 1840-0535)

(Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2756b)

§675.49   Procedures and records.

In administering a Work-Colleges program under this subpart, an institution shall comply with the applicable provisions of 34 CFR part 673 and this part 675.

(Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2756b)

[59 FR 61418, Nov. 30, 1994, as amended at 61 FR 60396, Nov. 27, 1996]

§675.50   Termination and suspension.

Procedures for termination and suspension under this subpart are governed by applicable provisions found in 34 CFR part 668, subpart G of the Student Assistance General Provisions regulations.

(Authority: 42 U.S.C. 2756b)

Appendix A to Part 675 [Reserved]



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