September 22, 2014
New Report Calls For Federal Work Study Program Reform To Give More Low-Income Students Career-Driven Experience For The 21st Century
[WASHINGTON]–Young Invincibles has released a report called A Federal WorkStudy Reform Agendato Better Serve Low-Income Students. The report finds that the decades old formula for distributing Federal Work Study favors expensive four-year schools with few low income students. Young Invincibles proposes a new formula for distributing Federal Work Study aid.
Additionally, the report recommends modernizing the Federal Work Study program to ensure that students get more practical experience developing skills related to their education.
“Federal Work Study’s outdated formula helps wealthy schools with little regard for who they serve and how well they do it,” said Rory O’Sullivan, co-author of the report. “We propose reforming the program to reward institutions that enroll low-income students, graduate them at high rates, and improve their job prospects. In a time of tight budgets, we need to make every dollar count. “