This report advocates for the updating of the Federal Work Study (FWS) program. According to the report, those without the funds to support themselves in unpaid work after college graduation are at a serious disadvantage in an economy that increasingly demands both a degree and work experience. The report provides recommendations for updating the FWS program including promoting FWS as a career-ready program through expansion of Job Location Development Programs and creating a Career Internship Program within FWS. The authors argue that these changes could have an enormous positive impact on low-income students who are working their way through college.
A Federal Work Study Reform Agenda to Better Serve Low-Income Students.