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Q: I got offered work-study, what do I do next?

A: Step 1: Create your account via Purple Briefcase. Once it is approved you will have full access to view jobs and apply to positions. You also have the option to create a profile that is like a linked in profile. Upload your resume and cover letter. Make sure to attach your award letter to your resume.)

Step 2:  Apply for a position. A supervisor will contact you informing you if you do not meet the qualifications or to schedule an interview.

Step 3: Onboarding – After the interview is completed and if offered the position you will need to complete a personnel packet.

This packet will be provided to you by your prospective supervisor whose contact information is listed on the job position. Your supervisor will be required to complete the packet with you. Once the packet it completed it will go to HR and financial aid for processing. The financial aid office will then inform your supervisor when you can begin earning work study funds.

Q: Why am I selected for verification?

You may have seen a note on your SAR stating you have been selected for verification; or Pikes Peak Community College might contact you to inform you that you have been selected. Verification is the process PPCC uses to confirm that the data reported on you FAFSA form is accurate. If you’re selected for verification, PPCC will request additional documentation that supports the information you reported.

Q: Why are you asking for 2 years back in income taxes?

In past year the application was completed using the prior tax year- student and parents ran into issues that their taxes were not completed before having to complete the application; thus, having to use estimated numbers and/or going back into the application to update these once taxes were completed.

The move to prior, prior tax years, is that the taxes should have already been completed making it easier for student and parents to complete as well as use of the IRS DRT tool.