Strengthening the "Work" in Federal Work-Study: Improving Access to Financial Aid and Career-Related Work Experience for Low-Income and Post-Traditional Students

Highlights the key challenges of the current Federal Work-Study program at meeting the needs of low-income and non-traditional students. Provides recommendations to reform the program: 1) Expand availability of state and federal work-study funds for low-income and post-traditional students; 2) Strengthen collaboration and communication among employers, institutions, and students; 3) Enhance available program data; and 4) Fund experimentation that fosters innovative practices and further research.

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