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Use Federal Work-Study Program Funds to Create a College Ambassadors Network
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Use Federal Work-Study Program Funds to Create a College Ambassadors Network

The federal government should use Federal Work-Study Program funds to create a college ambassadors network.

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The Federal Work-Study program, managed by the Department of Education, pays low-income students for work done on college campuses, in nonprofits, and even for private-sector businesses as a way to help pay for college. The federal government could use these funds to help other students in the midst of the college choice process make more informed decisions by connecting them with college students from similar backgrounds who are current college students.

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