ERIC Number: ED263866
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Working Your Way through College: A New Look at an Old Idea.
The potential for expanding job opportunities for college students to help cover expenses and provide valuable experiences was evaluated, based on an informal survey of federal, state, and institutional work-study programs. The focus is on recent innovations and possibilities for improvement. The U.S. Department of Education administers two programs supporting work-study opportunities, College Work-Study (CWS) and Cooperative Education. There is also a proposal to add a work-study option under the State Student Incentive Grant program. At the federal level, it is unclear how well the existing CWS program works and who benefits from it. The main issues now facing cooperative education is its survival as a federal program. At the state level, there is evidence of innovative ideas for improving work-study programs: 17 states have implemented work-study programs, and 15 more have them under consideration. While at some schools, students do routine campus jobs, some colleges help students set up franchises to provide goods and services to other college students. Many colleges are trying to improve the quality of student jobs. In addition to data on federal and state programs, information is provided on the status of state plans for work-study programs as of September 1985. (SW)
Descriptors: College Planning, College Students, Cooperative Education, Educational Innovation, Federal Programs, Financial Problems, Higher Education, Improvement Programs, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Student Employment, Student Financial Aid, Work Study Programs
College Entrance Examination Board, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 404, Washington, DC 20036.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: College Entrance Examination Board, Washington, DC.