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.
At a cost of $2,000 per year, per student, New York’s public university system is expanding a proven program that offers low-income students academic and financial support to help them complete their degree.
A new study confirms that postsecondary students are experiencing significant rates of food insecurity and homelessness—and provides the first nationally representative federal data set of its kind.
U.S. colleges and universities prepare food pantries to support students struggling with hunger and aid those who may soon lose access to pandemic-era emergency SNAP benefits.
The resumption of work requirements for food stamp benefits and other public assistance programs could make it difficult for students to afford basic needs—and stay in school.
California’s pricey real estate markets are taking a toll on low-income students’ ability to attend University of California schools.
Educators and state and federal legislators are working to reduce students’ course material costs by increasing access to open education resources.
A new book recounts how some college students have adopted a routine of paid blood plasma donations in order to afford their education and basic needs.
To support college students dealing with unforeseen expenses, a network called the FAST Fund is equipping faculty, staff, and unions at several dozen institutions to quickly distribute emergency aid when students turn to their professors for assistance.
Georgetown University provides bridge housing during winter and summer university breaks to students facing difficulties.
A new report finds that many college students facing food insecurity are not taking advantage of public assistance programs that would make it easier for them to purchase food.
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.