Although Federal Work-Study was initially intended for low income students, these students are not benefitting from the program today. Due to an archaic funding formula work study dollars are not distributed equitably. 25% of program participants at private four year colleges have adjusted gross incomes of $93,777 or higher.
A new CCRC paper adds an important institutional finance dimension to the literature on co-requisite remediation. It would have been even stronger if it had addressed the money students might save in the co-requisite model and reviewed the literature evaluating the reform.