ERIC Number: ED343541
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Student Financial Aid: Characteristics of Jobs Provided through the College Work-Study Program. Briefing Report to the Honorable Harris Wofford, U.S. Senate.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.
This report presents information concerning jobs funded through the College Work-Study (CWS) program, a program that provides part-time employment to students needing financial assistance to help defray the costs of attending a postsecondary educational institution. Almost 95 percent of the students' CWS earnings for the 12-month period ending June 30, 1990, were from on-campus jobs. Officials from the institutions with the largest CWS allocations estimated that these jobs, such as telephone answering and filing, were often not directly related to the students' fields of study. Also, while only 5 percent of the CWS earnings nationwide resulted from off-campus employment, officials indicated off-campus jobs, such as tutoring elementary school students, were more often directly related to the students' fields of study. It is noted that nationally, only 0.2 percent of CWS earnings went to students working in Community Service Learning (CSL) jobs. Although many institutions did not have a CSL program, some of their CWS jobs did provide service to low-income individuals. Appendices (70 percent of the report) contains supportive data. (GLR)
Descriptors: College Students, Employment Opportunities, Financial Needs, Higher Education, Income, National Surveys, Occupational Information, Program Effectiveness, Resource Allocation, Student Educational Objectives, Work Study Programs
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (first copy free, additional copies $2.00 each).
Publication Type: Reports - General; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.