Federal and state financial aid programs are designed with traditional students in mind, which results in less financial aid for low-income, working adults pursuing postsecondary educations. This report highlights state financial aid policies that support adults who work while attending school part-time.
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Pushing the Envelope: State Policy Innovations in Financing Postsecondary Education for Workers Who Study
Jobs for the Future and the National Council for Workforce Education