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Author(s):John Keckhaver
Title:Willing and Able, But Not Eligible
Date:September 2008
Organization:Wisconsin Council on Children and Familes
Short Description:Without financial assistance, many working adults cannot afford postsecondary programs no matter how valuable participationmay be to their future earnings and their family’s long-term economic success.
Annotation:"Willing and Able, But Not Eligible: Filling State Financial Aid Eligibility Gaps to Meet the Needs of Workers Who Study" is a Work and Economic Support Issue Brief from the Wisconsin Councill on Children and Familes. The brief offers "recommendations for how Wisconsin policymakers can fill financial aid eligibility gaps and catch up in the dynamic and increasingly competitive race to match worker skills with evolving employer needs." The brief starts with the idea that in order to meets the needs of state employers higher education will need to address the education and skill of the states existing workers- those beyond the reach of the K-12 system. It recommends a new grant program and changes in benefits and eligibility to current programs, including permitting less-than-half-time enrollment, income limits, and the definition of educational costs. -NASSGAP MS
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Adult Students
College Access
Employment and Workforce Development
Non-traditional Students
State-Level Information

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