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Work Study

1. A program whereby a college or university allows a student to work on campus in exchange for a reduction in tuition or other fees.

2. A program whereby an educational institution combines theoretical study with practical experience. Traditionally, work study alternates semesters between classroom study and full-time, paid employment in a position related to one's field. This is more commonly called cooperative education.

work study


time and motion study

an area of PRODUCTION MANAGEMENT concerned with ensuring the best possible use of human and material resources in carrying out a specified activity. Work study embraces the techniques of METHOD STUDY, which analyses the ways JOBS are done with a view to improving these methods, and WORK MEASUREMENT, which seeks to measure the time required to perform jobs.
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Correction: A previous version of this story incorrectly said the University of Texas System plans to develop a work study program in Houston.
That perpetuates a system under which the universities that get the lion's share of federal dollars are not the ones with the most low-income students but, rather, those that have been participating in work study the longest and charge the highest tuition.
For example, the Carolina Covenant is not a specific financial aid program, but a pledge to meet the financial needs of low-income students by carefully coordinating grants, scholarships, and work study.
After gaining two years of first-hand industry experience through her work study program, Irvin attended The Claremont Colleges.
These eight steps constitute the logical procedure that a work study specialist could normally apply.
When considering Work Study income it is necessary to consult the CFRs, the Program Operation Manual System (POMS), as well as other federal law.