Sunday, July 2, 2017

Editorial: Congress must save college work-study funds - Moorehead News

If President Donald Trump gets his way in the 2018 federal budget process, nearly half of the college students now holding “workships” (part-time jobs) will lose that support. Known as the Federal Work-Study Program, it has been helping students for 50 years while providing public and private colleges with extra employees at a bargain price. Trump’s budget proposal would eliminate 49 percent of the work-study funding and directly impact eligible students at Morehead State University and the Rowan Campus of Maysville Community and Technical College. Designed specifically to help low-income students, the program often results in students being placed in jobs directly related to their own academic interests.

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