VC Work-Study Program
Vermilion Catholic, a legacy of Mount Carmel has established a new program for the awarding of financial aid, the VC Work-Study Program. All families may apply for tuition assistance through the NEW VC Work-Study Program. Applications will be available online through FACTS. To access the online application, simply sign in to your online FACTS account, and click on “Apply for Financial Aid”. An application must be completed and submitted each year to apply for grants for the following school year. Notification of acceptance to the program will be made in May of each year. Assistance through this program will be based on need, will be awarded on a one-year basis, and will not be automatically renewable. The Work Study Program IS NOT a scholarship.
FAMILIES OF STUDENTS IN GRADES Pre-K THROUGH 12th MAY QUALIFY FOR TUITION ASSISTANCE THROUGH THE WORK-STUDY PROGRAM.
Notification of acceptance to the program will be made by the end of May of each year. Assistance through this program will be based on need, will be awarded on a one-year basis, and will not be automatically renewable.
Policies for the VC Work-Study Program
Work-study hours will be assigned based on amounts of award allocations, at a ratio of 1 hour per $100 dollars of aid, up to a cap of 15 hours worked. High school students and/or the parents of the students who receive assistance are required to complete work hours on campus during Summer break. Requests for extensions may be made for parents who work during standard work-study hours. Any families who do not fulfill their work-study obligations will not be eligible for tuition assistance for the following academic year.
Vermilion Catholic will have Summer Service Hour days when students may complete projects around the school where hours will be counted toward either Work-Study or required service hours. Examples of projects will include cleaning, painting, organizing, gardening, and other needed services to prepare the school for the school year. These days will be posted on the school calendar.
**Approved family members may contribute to the reduction of a student’s hours by volunteering to work at school as needed. Professional areas of experience (plumber, carpenter, painter, electrician, etc.) are preferred.
**It is the responsibility of each student, and his/her parents, to ensure that all requirements of the work-study program are met. If the required service hours are not completed, the award value will be due to the school, and the student will not be eligible for the Work-Study Program the following year. Awarded allocations will be applied to the student’s account once work hours have been completed.
Work-Study Program Requirements
Academics: The student must meet the academic requirements of the school in order to be eligible for the VC Work-Study program.
Conduct: The student must be in good standing with the Dean of Students Office, with no major violations. If the VC deems that a student is not cooperative, the student will be sent home and credit for hours will not be counted. A student who is sent home more than once will be removed from the Work-Study program.
If there is any reason that you cannot work the hours for which you sign up, it is your responsibility to contact the VC. Any student who misses more than two scheduled appointment slots will be removed from the Work-Study program.