Washington, D.C.: Work Study Awards Mostly Safe After Sequester Hits GW
“The University lost about $80,000 in federal work study money this year because of huge federal spending cuts, but averted the nearly 10 percent cut predicted by financial aid experts earlier this year. …[U]nder sequestration, the future of the program is up to Congress, and McClean said the program is unlikely to get a reprieve from the legislature in coming years. ‘Under the amount that needs to be cut from sequestration, or the amount of money that we need to save, it’s hard to imagine a scenario under which we wouldn’t have to take money from every program,’ [NASFAA's Director of Policy and Federal Relations Megan] McClean said,” The GW Hatchet reports.
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