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Work-study program helps low-income students cover the cost of tuition while they attend private school

Rickey Bevington Jun 4, 2018
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For many lower-income families, the cost of private school tuition can seem out of reach. But a nationwide network of private schools has found a way to help subsidize that cost. The program only accepts students below the poverty line as part of a unique model of work-for-tuition. In Atlanta, students work at a business one day a week, and in return, over 100 metro Atlanta companies cover 60 percent of the students’ education costs.

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