COLUMBIA, S.C. — Students interested in getting a job should consider taking advantage of the federal government’s work-study program, which offers up to $250 in loans to get them the first job of their career.
The federal Work Study Program was created in 1977 and provides about 5.5 million people with $3.6 trillion in loans.
It provides free or reduced-cost college-level education to people who cannot pay the full cost of attending college.
“I think the vast majority of the unemployed folks have been through the program, and most of them, if they’re unemployed at all, they’ve either been through it for the past 10 years or they’ve gone through the federal work-studies program,” said Joe Wollman, an associate professor of economics at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
There are some exceptions, such as students from families making $250,000 or less, and people with at least one parent who is a retired person who has lived in the United States for at least a year.
Wollman said that many graduates of the Work Study program are working at a high-paying job.
If you’re in this situation, you could potentially have a job and it might be a decent job, Wollmann said.
One of the big advantages of the work-Study program is that you get an opportunity to earn a wage that is significantly lower than the wages you would earn in an economy where the average wage is around $18.50 an hour, Wolman said.
“You might have an opportunity for a good-paying wage and that’s a pretty good thing to have in the middle of this recession.”
The Work Study is administered by the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights and Opportunities.
Federal law says work-shares are available to students who are in school and have a minimum income of $20,000, according to the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees.
Work-study programs typically run for three years, but they can last up to 10 years if they are managed well, Wrolman said, noting that most students don’t go to work-share programs.
A recent study from the University for Higher Education found that graduates of work-based programs have better graduation rates than those who enrolled in public schools.
The Work-Study Program has been called the best-kept secret in America for many years.
It has been expanded since 1977, and currently covers about 7 million people.
At the start, the Work-study Program was run by the Education Department under the supervision of the Education, Labor and Pensions (ELP) Department.
During the Reagan administration, it was the responsibility of the Department of Labor, which was responsible for administering the program.
Under President George H.W. Bush, the Labor Department started running the program from its own offices.
In the early 2000s, the program expanded, and it now covers nearly 25 million people in the U