How to connect more students with crucial public benefits

A new policy brief calls on colleges to use readily available financial aid data to inform students of their potential eligibility for government assistance, including the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and subsidized health insurance.

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.