This agenda was developed by a five-member consortium designed to identify key reforms necessary for ensuring that Pell Grants and the Federal Work-Study program better meet the needs of America’s growing population of low-income, post-traditional students, with a special emphasis on underrepresented students.
The Federal Work-Study Program is small in comparison to other forms of federal financial assistance, but it has a real opportunity to provide both much-needed financial support and valuable work experience to low-income and post-traditional students.
This is the first installment of our Student Voices series, which will feature a new student story every week in September. These powerful testimonials from actual students speak to the need for a comprehensive reform of the Higher Education Act.
The students from the most well off families receive the most tax-based federal college financial aid, which has become a big piece of the federal aid pie, according to a recent report from The Reimagining Aid Design and Delivery (RADD) Consortium for Higher Education Tax Reform.