Colleges staff up to address basic needs insecurity

Hoping to increase the visibility and impact of resources available to students experiencing hunger, housing insecurity, or other hurdles, colleges are establishing director-level positions dedicated to meeting basic needs.

Pell Grant receives largest increase in a decade

New legislation signed at the end of 2022 includes a $500 increase to the maximum Pell Grant award and additional funding for other higher education programs that serve students from disadvantaged backgrounds.