How Federal Work-Study Affects the College Student Experience

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ABSTRACT

By creating a quantitative assessment and using one on one interviews,
participants were asked to describe their collegiate experience as it has changed and evolved while enrolled in the Federal Work-Study (FWS) program. To achieve the greatest amount of data, four participants were individually interviewed who currently held FWS-funded positions and determined the affects the program had on their time at the Midwestern institution. All participants perceived college experiences were impacted
in some way positively, citing multiple examples of growth and development throughout their time involved.

Table of Contents

ABSTRACT ……………………………………………………………………………………………………. .ii
DEDICATION ……………………………………………………………………………………………….. iii
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS ……………………………………………………………………………….. iv
CHAPTER I – Introduction ……………………………… …………………………………………………. I
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY …………….. . …………………… ……………………………… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
RESEARCH QUESTIONS ……………………………………………………….. …………………… . ……. 4
SIGNIFICANCE OF THE STUDY ………….. ……………………………………………………………….. 4
LIMITATIONS OF THE STUDY …………………………………………… .. ……………………………… 6
DEFINITION OF TERMS ….. …………………….. ………………… ………….. . . . . . . . . . ………………….. 8
Federal Work-Study ………………………………………………………………….. . . . … . . . . . . . . …… 8
Financial Aid . ……………………………………………………………………………………………. 8
Involve . .. . . . . . . . . . . . …. ……………. ……………….. ……………………………… …………………….. 8
Merit-based Aid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . … . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . … . ………. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ………………………. 8
Need-based Aid . …………………….. . . . . . . . …….. ………….. . . . ………….. . . . . . . . ………………….. 8
Student-Worker. …. ………………….. .. … …… ………………………………………………………. 9
SUMMARY ……………….. . . . . . . ……………………………………………………………………………… 9
CHAPTER II – Literature Review . . . . . . . … . … . . . . . . . . …. ……………………………………………….. 10
COLLEGE AFFORDABILITY AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . ………………….. . . ) 0
Misconception of Financial Aid . ……………………………. . . . . . . . . . …………………………… 11
State and Federal Funding oflnstitution …………… ……………….. ………………………… 13
Forms of Financial Aid and Accessibility . ………………………… …………………………. 15

FEDERAL WORK-STUDY ………………………………………………………………………………… 18
History of Federal Work-Study as a Proponent to Financial Aid . . . . . . . . . . … . . . . . …. …. .. 18
Disbursement of Federal Work Study and other Financial Aid Awards …. … … …. .. .. 21
Accreditation and Regulations . … . . …… …… .. …. …….. . . .. . . . .. … .. .. …… .. .. ……….. .. .. .. .. .. 23
Distribution to the Student Population … …… ….. …. .. …. .. .. … .. …. …… ……….. …. …. …… 25
Affordability and Success Through Federal Work Study … . . .. .. .. …. .. . . . . . . ……….. . . … . 26
IMPACT OF INVOLVEMENT
…… ………… . . . . . ……………….. . . . . … . . … . ….. . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …… 28
ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT …….. ………. ……. …………………………………………. ……………. 36
The Impact of Employment on Academics ……. ….. … . . . . ……. . …. .. . . . …. .. . . . ………… . … 39
SENSE OF BELONGING …………………………………………………………………………………… 42
SUMMARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . …………. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …….. …………… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
CHAPTER III – Methodology . . . .. . ………….. ………… . ………………. …. .. ……………………….. 50
DESIGN OF IBE STUDY ……. …. ………………… …………….. …………… . ….. .. … .. . … …. .. . . …… 50
PARTICIPANTS
. . . .. . . …. ……………………………… .. ……………………….. . . . . . . . . . . . . . ……….. …. . . 50
Participant descriptions . . . … . . . …………….. . . …….. .. …. ……….. .. …….. … …. .. .. …. .. .. .. .. …. 51
RESEARCH SITE . …………………. .. .. …. .. ………………………… .. ……………. . … . . . . . . . . . . . . . … . . . . . 52
INSTRUMENT …… .. .. .. .. .. .. .. ……. . . .. ……….. …. .. …….. . ……. . . . … . . . . . . . . . ….. . . …………………… 53
Semi-structured interviews . …………………. …. …… …… …………. .. .. ……… .. ……… .. .. .. .. 53
Consent Forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . …………………… . . … . . .. .. …. …… .. … .. …. .. …………… . .. ………….. 53
Researcher . …. .. …….. ……… ……. …… .. .. ……. .. .. .. …. .. .. .. ……. …. . . . . . . . . ………….. ………… 5 3
DATA COLLECTION ………………………………………………………………………………………. 54
DATA ANALYSIS ………………………………………………………………………………………….. 54
TREATMENT OF DATA …………………………………………………………………………………… 55

SARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …………………………… ……… …………….. . . . 55
CHAPTER IV – Analysis ……………………….. . . . . . ………………………………………………….. . 57
IMPACT ON THE ACADEMIC EXPERIENCE BY FEDERAL WORK STUDY ……………………… 5 8
Structure . . . … . . ….. . . ……………. .. . … . . . …….. . … . …. . . . . . . .. . . . … . . . . . . . . . . . .. . … .. …. . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . . 58
Transferable skills . .. . . .. . . . . . . . . . . .. . . .. . . . . . … . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Academic persistence . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . … . . . . . . . .. . . .. .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . … . . . . . . 61
SENSE OF RESPONSIBILITY THROUGH FEDERAL WORK-STUDY ………………….. . . . .. …….. 62
Training ………………………….. . . . . . ………………………………….. ……………….. . . . ………… 62
Development in the position . ………… . . . . . . ……… . . . . . . ……….. .. . . . . ……. . . . . . . . . . . . …………. 64
Flexibility . .. …………………………………….. ………………………………….. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . .. . 66
Extracurricular FWS responsibilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ..
. . . . . . . . . . . ………… . ……………… 67
SENSE OF BELONGING .. . . ………. … ……. .. ……… .. .. . ………………….. . . … . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Retention of position . . . …. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. .. . . . . . . . . . .. .. . . . …………………………….. ……. .. . . . . . . . . 69
Environment of work place . . . . . … . . . ………………… ………………………….. .. . . . . ……. . . . . . . . 70
Freedom on the job . ………………………………………………………….. . . . . . . .. . . . ……. . . . . . . . .. 72
Supervisory relationship . …………………………………………………………………………… 73
SUMMARY …………………………………………………………………………………………………… 74
CHAPTER V – Discussion ………. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . … . . . . . . . . . . . …. . . . ………………………… . . . .. . . . . . . . . . 76
DISCUSSION . . . . ……….. ……………………………………. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ……………………………. ….. 76
Sense of Belonging . ……….. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . …………….. ………….. ….. . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . 76
Sense of Responsibility ……… . . . . . . . . . …………….. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . ……………………… 78
Academic Experience Impacted . ……. . . . ……………. . ……. . . . . . . .. .. . . . . … . …………………… 80
lMPLICA TIO NS ……………… ……………… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …….. ……………. … . . . . . . . . . . . . . . … . . . . . 81

Federal Work-Study Supervisors . …………… . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . .. . . . . .. 81
Financial Aid Advisors . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . … . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . …….. . . . . . . . . . 83
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR FuTURE RESEARCH ……………………………………………………. 84
SUMMARY . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . … . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . … . . . … . . . . . . . … . . . . . . . . … . . . . . . . . . 85
References . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ………. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .. . . . . . . . ……… . . . . . . . ……………………… 87
Appendix A . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102

Additional information

Author

Cole William

No of Chapters

5

No of Pages

115

Reference

YES

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