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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Bill Work Study Improvement Act of 2019 streamlines the processing and administration of VA benefits through the VA Work-Study Allowance Program, providing veterans with timelier benefits.
At Stony Brook University in New York, Director of Entrepreneurial Education Urszula Zalewski requires staff to created detailed job descriptions for all work-study positions, explaining, "We want students to know what skills they will learn on the job, and we teach them to use those job descriptions as the basis for their resumes."
The Federal Work-Study Program is government funded and compensates students for part-time employment for both undergraduate and graduate students at approved on-or off-campus position.
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.
The Trump administration's 2018 budget seeks to cut funding for work-study nearly in half from $990 million to $500 million, leaving 300,000 students without access to the program.
The OSCAR Federal Work-Study Research Assistantships are intended to meet the "discovery" and "scholarly inquiry" levels shown in Figure 1.
"A work-study program puts young dancers in touch with teachers, mentors and choreographers," she says, recounting the many opportunities she had to work with some of the teachers she'd taken class from.
Similar to the Nativity Miguel schools, the Cristo Rey Network heeds Catholic social teachings and the Church's preferential option for the poor, but with an additional layer of complexity, the corporate work-study program.
By law, a minimum of 7 percent of all federal work-study monies must be allocated to community service jobs.
Since work-study students are compensated for their non-academic work, that, according to the complaint, means that student-athletes should be compensated for their similar non-academic activities.
The VA Work-Study Allowance program is available to veterans training in the following programs:
Greg Noll, a senior at Columbia University, balances his engineering major with a federally subsidized "work-study" job at the university's fitness center, where he fills spray bottles, wipes sweat off the machines, and picks up towels for twenty hours a week.