College students, especially those with long commutes, are voicing concerns about the untenable cost of traveling to and from their campuses, internships, and jobs.
Even minor unforseen costs can pose a formidable challenge for low-income students. Colleges are finding ways to ensure that temporary hurdles don’t have lasting consequences.
Two-thirds of HBCU students surveyed in fall 2020 reported basic needs insecurity, according to a report released in tandem with a new initiative to help historically black institutions advocate for funding and deepen their support services.
Many students lack safe, affordable, and reliable transportation to and from campus. A growing number of colleges are taking note.
The $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill signed into law this week includes $65 billion to boost broadband access in rural areas and tribal communities, addressing a key barrier to equity in higher education.
A new report highlights structural barriers that prevented students from accessing emergency grants this past year—insights that could help shape student support beyond the pandemic.
Intentional outreach more than doubled low-income students’ use of resources at one Texas community college. The low-cost strategy could help improve completion rates more broadly, according to a new report from the Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice.
Amarillo College, known for its comprehensive approach to meeting students’ basic needs, says a simple questionnaire has provided crucial visibility and helped increase its graduation and transfer rate.
Nearly a month after Hurricane Ida made landfall in Louisiana, several universities are still getting back on their feet and attempting to re-engage students.
U.S. colleges and universities collectively have received billions in federal funds for emergency student aid this past year, prompting campuses to create—and refine—programs that connect students with timely support.
A new report shows the pandemic’s impact on college students’ food and housing struggles, finding that 58 percent of students experienced basic needs insecurity in fall 2020.
Data collection remains a challenge, with most marginalized students hardest to reach.