Community college students are experiencing significant levels of food and housing insecurity, prompting schools to provide affordable access to food, housing, and transportation.
Recognizing that some students struggle to obtain professional attire, college campuses are setting up “career closets” where students preparing for internships, job interviews, and other career-building activities can access outfits free of charge.
The University of California system is working to meet increased demand for campus housing, as skyrocketing rents off-campus leave low-income students scrambling.
As more students face basic needs insecurity, colleges and universities are hiring benefits navigators to connect them to crucial aid and support.
Colleges and universities across the country are working to expand student housing as on-campus residences reach capacity and skyrocketing off-campus rents leave students with few affordable options.
Thanks to a generous anonymous challenge match from a foundation and support from additional donors, the Georgetown Scholars Program is close to fulfilling its ambition to permanently endow the program’s Necessity Fund, which provides modest grants to students encountering unexpected, out-of-pocket expenses.
Nationwide rent increases and housing shortages in college towns have left many institutions scrambling to find students a place to live.
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.