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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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.
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.
However, work-study payment is also a liability because the budget allotment and pay scale are not negotiable, and a modest, fixed budget supports only a limited number of tutors with limited working hours.
Under work-study, the federal government provides up to 75 percent of the cost of on-campus jobs for lower-income students.
There are two types of work-study programs: state work-study awards and federal work-study awards which are partially funded by the state and federal governments, respectively.
Last year Juan Diego Catholic High School opened in Austin, Texas and Verbum Dei High School in Los Angeles switched from a traditional tuition-based school to the corporate work-study program.
Ask your financial aid office for more information about work-study programs.
Colleges and universities would be unable to make disbursements to students in the work-study program or the federal Perkins Loan Program -- which helps to finance the cost of postsecondary education at a low rate of interest.
AREVA and UIMM (French union of metallurgy industries and trades) have signed an agreement to support and promote the professional integration of recent graduates following the completion of their work-study program at AREVA in France.
Kaine and Reverend TJ Martinez, SJ, President of Cristo Rey Jesuit will participate in a student roundtable discussion on the school's innovative educational model which includes a mandatory work-study program.