July 24, 2024

Ed Dept to expand Federal Work-Study to private sector

Author: Ray Schroeder
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Jeremy Bauer-Wolf, Educaton Dive
The U.S. Department of Education announced Wednesday it would waive restrictions on the Federal Work-Study (FWS) program for 190 institutions, allowing them to pay for students’ jobs in the private sector and elsewhere. The initiative, known as an “experimental site,” means to help the department gauge whether students benefit from being paid for work on or off campus that is related to their field of study.  The Trump administration has called for changes to the aid program reflecting long-standing criticism that its funding formula is outdated and disproportionately benefits affluent students.


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