Work-Study


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Work-Study

A program in which a post-secondary student works a (usually menial) job on campus in exchange for tuition reduction or some other form of payment. Work-study programs may be part of a school's financial aid package, and may make post-secondary education more affordable.
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This plan to formalize the work-integrated learning components of the work-study program is a timely one, says Chris Busch, acting executive director of Co-op, Career & Employment Services.
Research by various agencies and economists has concluded that the work-study program both increases the likelihood that participating students will graduate and also that they will find jobs after graduation - particularly in the case of low-income students.
Since it was launched in 1964, work-study has enjoyed bipartisan support and proposed cuts were met with criticism from advocates, Democrats and some Republicans.
The OSCAR Federal Work-Study Research Assistantships are intended to meet the "discovery" and "scholarly inquiry" levels shown in Figure 1.
The Jesuit Social Justice Dialectic and the Corporate Work-study Model
Perhaps less well known is the opportunity for colleges and universities to allocate up to 25 percent of their federal work-study monies to students working with private, for-profit employers.
The VA will select students for the Work-Study Allowance based on various factors, including:
One of the busiest open studios in the Big Apple, Steps on Broadway has a highly competitive work-study program that puts dancers in command of the front desk, cafe or boutique.
Consequently, nearly half of work-study recipients attend private, nonprofit universities and colleges.
Through many inquiries, I realized that after all students who receive work-study awards have been placed, students who want work-study but have not been given awards can be hired in positions that are still opened, if they apply through work-study.
While Congress is still debating the fine points of the bill, many higher education organizations say work-study will need more federal support to pay the higher wages.
And when a work-study student recently arrived at Growden's office in pajamas and slippers, that student was sent home to change.