Boise State University will spend the next two years working to expand its work-study program's distribution of money and the number of students who qualify for it.
The executive leadership team, dean's council and President Bob Kustra all believe that there is a need for change in the system so that more students will be allowed to benefit from the work-study program.
Currently, only students who are part of the work-study program's allocation are eligible to receive funds, but the new plan would allow any student with an on-campus job to qualify for funds associated with the program.
The implementation of the new program will begin this fall. In the 2017-18 academic year, divisions will begin to receive 50 percent of the funds that were allocated in the previous academic year. The other 50 percent will be reserved for general allocation.
By the 2018-19 academic year, the entirety of work-study funds will be sent to the department that contains work study-eligible students. The school believes that the change will benefit departments that have previously had difficulty securing work study funds.