Balancing Work and Learning – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

Balancing Work and Learning: Implications for Low-Income Students, a new research paper from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, details the implications of working while getting a post-secondary education and how these impacts differ for low- and high-income students. High-income students tend to benefit from work, which is likely to be in…

Policies to Advance the Success of Low-Income, Working Students – CLASP Webinar

Friday, September 28 1:00-2:00 pm eastern Students and state policymakers understand how important post-secondary education is to financial well-being and state economic productivity. Today’s college students are no longer 18- to 22-year-olds from middle class families who attend full-time and can depend on family support. They are increasingly low-income, working adults balancing work, family, and…

Supporting Students Along Their Pathways: Policy Approaches for Addressing Economic Insecurities – Jobs for the Future

This incredibly useful white paper from Jobs for the Future outlines approaches to increasing students’ economic security, from providing direct services like food banks to financial aid reform to benefits access. The paper lists examples and evidence of what’s worked. For a detailed account of students’ economic security and what we can do to improve it,…

Economic Security, Public Benefits, and Post-Secondary Education – Q&A with Jobs for the Future

With contributions from Cynthia Liston & David Altstadt. What is the difference between college affordability, total cost of attendance, and unmet need? Why does students’ economic security matter? Economic security matters for college students because too many are failing to complete their education due to financial barriers. The fact is we need more students with…