Federal Work-Study Opportunities

Alumni and Career Services Assistant

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

AN/CS Assistant helps support the day-to-day operations of the Alumni and Career Services. The FWS student plays an active role in effectively coordinating placement verification back up for our annual accreditation report. Organization and general computer skills are critical to this positon, as well as a focus and ability to pay close attention to detail.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist in all clerical aspects of placement verifications for Accreditation reporting.
  • Assist in daily administrative functions scanning, faxing, mailing and follow up with graduates regarding job placement.
  • Survey graduates and follow up with graduates who have not responded to surveys.
  • Support Career Dean, Director and Representatives with clerical support for all verification and documentation.
  • General support for Alumni Events – helps to set up rooms, order supplies, coordinate with facilities managers and IT.
  • Communicate with Employers for job fairs/Alumni Events.
  • Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Customer focused, detail and goal oriented.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment.
  • Strong skills as a user of technology, including Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to analyze data.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Student must have successfully completed one semester or one quarter at the Swedish Institute at the time of position start date.
  • Student must be enrolled at least half time.
  • Student must meet the Federal eligibility guidelines/requirements in order to participate in FWS program (continuous enrollment is necessary) and be approved by the Swedish Institute Financial Aid Department.

Continuing Education Assistant

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

CE Assistant helps support the day-to-day operations of the Office of Continuing Education. The FWS student plays an active role in effectively promoting course offerings and providing customer service to ensure student and instructor satisfaction, and to protect and enhance the reputation of the Swedish Institute Professional Continuing Education within the community.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with the logistical planning and preparing of facilities for weekly classes: setting up equipment and supplies, preparing packets and course materials for instructors, emailing class reminders and follow-up evaluations, and assisting instructors in class prep as needed
  • Assist in daily administrative functions involving registrations, database entry, classroom preparation, incoming calls and inquiries, and other duties as assigned.
  • Proofreading communications and promotional materials, including e-blasts, course postings, and website content
  • Submitting course applications to affiliated organizations (i.e. NCCAOM, CE Broker) for CEU verification and approval
  • Posting workshop and event listings/advertisements on affiliated organizations’ websites (i.e. AMTA, ABMP, Massagemag.com, Acufinder)
  • Research and monitor industry trends, and provide fresh ideas and suggestions for future workshops, offering the perspective of a current student who knows the types of things that are of interest to current students

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Customer focused, detail and goal oriented.
  • Comprehensive understanding of programs and school policies.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment.
  • Strong skills as a user of technology, including Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to analyze data.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Student must have successfully completed one semester or one quarter at the Swedish Institute at the time of position start date.
  • Student must be enrolled at least half time.
  • Student must meet the Federal eligibility guidelines/requirements in order to participate in FWS program (continuous enrollment is necessary) and be approved by the Swedish Institute Financial Aid Department.

Financial Aid Assistant

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

Financial Aid Assistant provides support with various administrative functions dealing with federal/state financial aid, scholarships, student files, federal/state compliance policy (mandated), office management and organization.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist students and the general public with federal and state Financial Aid applications and inquiries.
  • Create spreadsheets, tables, reports and forms using MS Excel.
  • Type correspondence, reports, and pamphlets/brochures using MS Word.
  • Data entry of necessary information into reports
  • General clerical duties, such as filing, duplicating, faxing, and collating
  • Other tasks as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Customer focused, detail and goal oriented.
  • Comprehensive understanding of programs and school policies.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment.
  • Strong skills as a user of technology, including Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to analyze data.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Student must have successfully completed one semester or one quarter at the Swedish Institute at the time of position start date.
  • Student must be enrolled at least half time.
  • Student must meet the Federal eligibility guidelines/requirements in order to participate in FWS program (continuous enrollment is necessary) and be approved by the Swedish Institute Financial Aid Department.

Laboratory/Clerical Assistant

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Laboratory/Clerical Assistant provides support with various clinical laboratory and administrative functions to assist the Allied Health Department.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with laboratory preparation for classes.
  • Maintain laboratory supplies lists.
  • Notify management of supply inventory required to reorder.
  • General clerical duties, such as filing, duplicating, faxing and collating.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES

  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Customer focused, detail and goal oriented.
  • Comprehensive understanding of programs and school policies.
  • Effective time management skills.
  • Ability to work effectively within a team environment.
  • Strong skills as a user of technology, including Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to analyze data.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Student must have a GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Student must have successfully completed one semester or one quarter at the SwedishvInstitute at the time of position start date.
  • Student must be enrolled at least half time.
  • Student must meet the Federal eligibility guidelines/requirements in order to participate in FWS program (continuous enrollment is necessary) and be approved by the Swedish Institute Financial Aid Department.

Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a federally funded program that provides employment opportunities to students with financial need. Work experience is not required to secure a FWS position.

Students receive their FWS award by working part-time. The amount a student may earn will be listed on the student's award notification letter. The program encourages community service work and work related to the recipient's course of study. Stuents are encouraged to work with a Family Literacy Organization.

An offer of a FWS award does not guarantee placement in an actual position. Placement for FWS positions is limited and cannot be guaranteed; students are encouraged to search for FWS jobs as early as possible at the start of each semester or quarter.

FWS paychecks are issued bi-weekly with an hourly rate of $8.00 per hour for work on campus, and $9.00 per hour for Community Service assignments.

FWS student-employees are subject to the same work ethic and policies that apply to regular employees of the Swedish Institute.

Award Policy:

Federal Work-Study funds are awarded to selected eligible applicants who have a valid completed FAFSA, have a financial need with an EFC of 5000 or less, and indicate an interest in Federal Work-Study on their FAFSA (Question #31 on the FAFSA).

To be eligible students must be enrolled at least half time, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and successfully have completed their first semester or quarter at the Swedish Institute.

Opportunities

To apply for any of these opportunities please email our Human Resources Department at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and include your name, Student ID Number, the position you are interested in and a copy of your resume in Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF format.


Financial Aid

Swedish Institute participates in Title IV Federal Student Financial Assistance programs. Students who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents may qualify for one or more financial assistance programs. To apply for financial aid, students must complete the “Free Application for Federal Student Aid” (FAFSA). To access the site, students must acquire a pin number from Federal Student Aid PIN website in order to sign the FAFSA electronically. Swedish Institute’s Federal School Code, needed to complete the FAFSA, is 016904.

Meet the Team

Stephanie Pierre
Financial Aid Representative

Joanna Ojada
Financial Aid Representative

Financial Aid Options

FEDERAL PELL GRANT PROGRAM

The Federal Pell Grant program provides funding toward tuition, fees and other costs for students whose income is below levels set by the U.S. Congress. Pell grants do not have to be repaid. If eligibility is established, the amount of the grant will depend on income reported in the prior tax year, dependent or independent status, cost of attendance and other factors. 2014-2015 grants range between $675 and $5,730. The Financial Aid Office can provide an estimate of grant awards based upon the information submitted on the FAFSA.

FEDERAL DIRECT LOANS

Federal Direct Loans are low-interest loans made to students attending school at least half-time. Direct Loans, unlike grants, are borrowed money that must be repaid, with interest, and payments normally begin six months after leaving school. The amount of each payment depends n the size of the debt and the ability to pay.

Students can qualify for a Direct Loan based upon financial need as determined by the FAFSA. The need-based loan (known as “subsidized”) offers in-school interest subsidies by the federal government. In addition, students may qualify for non-need-based Direct loans (known as “unsubsidized”). These loans do not offer interest subsidies. It is possible for students to have both subsidized and unsubsidized Direct loans.

Loan Limits: Independent undergraduate students (and dependent students whose parents are unable to obtain a PLUS loan) (see Federal Financial Aid Program section) can borrow up to $3,500 in subsidized, and up to $6,000 in unsubsidized, loans in the first academic year.

Dependent undergraduate students can borrow up to $3,500 subsidized, and up to $2,000 unsubsidized, in the first academic year.

Repayment of subsidized loans begins six months after ceasing enrollment. Repayment on unsubsidized loans, including interest, is the same, but interest begins accruing at time of first disbursement.

All borrowers are required to participate in an Entrance and Exit Interview to ensure a full understanding of their rights and responsibilities. Please note: Students may be required to participate in additional Financial Literacy workshops and activities.

FEDERAL DIRECT PARENT LOANS FOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS (PLUS)

Federal Direct PLUS Loans are for parents who want to borrow to help pay for a child’s education. These loans enable parents with good credit history to borrow for each dependent. Unlike other financial aid programs, a family financial analysis is not required to be eligible for a Direct PLUS Loan. PLUS Loans must be repaid. Repayment generally begins 60 days after the loan is fully disbursed.

The following web sites contain further information about federal student financial aid programs:

To reach the Federal Student Loan Ombudsman’s Office:
Via e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Via telephone: Toll free: 877.557.2575; 202.377.3800
Via fax: 202.275.0549
Via mail:
U.S. Department of Education FSA Ombudsman,
830 First Street, N.E.
Washington, DC 20202-5144

FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANT

The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is a type of federal grant that is awarded to undergraduate college students in need of financial aid, and it does not need to be repaid.

Application is done online, but several FSEOG requirements must be met: (1) A student is eligible for the FSEOG if he or she is a U.S. citizen. (2) The full-time student must have a filed the Free Application for Federal student Aid (FAFSA). And finally, (3) if the student must have significant financial need of funding for college

FEDERAL WORK-STUDY

The Federal Work-Study program (also known as FWS or simply Work-Study) is a federally funded program in the United States that assists students with the costs of post-secondary education. The Federal Work-Study program helps students earn financial funding through part-time work.

Federal Work-Study funds are awarded to selected eligible applicants who have a valid completed FAFSA, have a financial need with an EFC of 5000 or less, and indicate an interest in Federal Work-Study on their FAFSA (Question #31 on the FAFSA).

To be eligible students must be enrolled at least half time, have a minimum GPA of 3.0, and successfully have completed their first semester or quarter at the Swedish Institute.

State Financial Aid Programs

NEW YORK STATE TUITION ASSISTANCE PROGRAM (TAP)

Swedish Institute participates in the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) coordinated by the New York State Higher Education Services Corporation (HESC). TAP grants are income-based and the amount of the grant is determined by income level, dependent or independent status and other factors. They do not have to be repaid. Information about applying for TAP is available in the Financial Aid Office.

The TAP program is only available to students carrying a full-time course load and continuing eligibility requires that a student maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Other New York State Programs

NEW YORK STATE AID FOR PART TIME STUDY (APTS)

These funds are limited, and are awarded based on NYS net taxable income, academic performance, availability of funds, and number of credits. The maximum award is $1,000 and students must be enrolled for at least 3 but less than 12 credits per term.

Students should apply at least one month prior to the start of classes for APTS. The application can be found in the Financial Aid Office. Students must submit this application as well as their NYS taxes to Student Financial office. No funds will be awarded later than 30 days after the last day of drop/add registration.

Swedish Institute participates in various scholarship and workforce training grant programs including the New York State Regents Professional Scholarship and grants sponsored by New York State Commission for the Blind and Visually Handicapped and the New York State Office of Adult Career and Continuing Education Services (ACCES). Information about these programs is available at the Financial Aid Office.

Veterans Programs

Qualified veterans and their dependents are eligible for educational benefits while attending programs at Swedish Institute. Contact the Financial Aid office for detailed information about applying for VA benefits. Further information is also available at the Veteran’s Administration website.