Today’s students must often navigate higher education and its associated costs while facing increased basic needs insecurity and limited need-based financial aid to close the gap. In a new brief, The Institute for College Access and Success (TICAS) suggests policy recommendations and changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) to better meet students’ basic needs and position them to both enroll in and complete college degree programs.
Title: Mission Critical: The Role of Community Colleges in Meeting Students’ Basic Needs Source: Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE) Community colleges serve as an important access point to higher education; however, according to a new report, community colleges must also recognize and address students’ holistic needs to make education truly attainable. In CCCSE’s… Read more »
The Student Experience in the Research University Consortium surveyed college students enrolled in large public research universities on their experiences with food insecurity from May through mid-July 2020. Read the results in a new report.
Panelists from Hope Center for College, Harvard University, and Bon Appetit Management Company asked audience members at the ACE2019 session “When Students Are Hungry: An Examination of Food Insecurity in Higher Education” to consider how the problem plays out on their campus.
Kennesaw State University supports students dealing with issues like homelessness, food insecurity, and experience in the foster care system through their Campus Awareness, Resource & Empowerment Services Center.
In response to a 2017 request from Senate Democrats at the behest of Bunker Hill Community College, the U.S. Government Accountability Office launched a study to better understand food insecurity among college students.
A report released this week by The Urban Institute finds that the food insecurity rate is 13.3 percent for households with students enrolled in two-year colleges. This means that nearly one in five two-year college students lives in a food-insecure household. By contrast, for households with students enrolled in four-year colleges, the rate of food insecurity is 11.2 percent.
The Wisconsin HOPE Lab at the University of Wisconsin-Madison has announced a call for participants for its recent study examining food and housing insecurity among students enrolled in postsecondary education.
A new report by the Wisconsin HOPE Lab provides insight into food insecurity, homelessness, and housing insecurity among today’s college students. The report is based on the results of a survey distributed by Wisconsin HOPE Lab and the Association of Community College Trustees to 70 community colleges in 24 states.
College and university administrators and leaders around the country increasingly are realizing that undergraduate students are among the millions of Americans who experience food insecurity, or a lack of resources to obtain nutritional food. Chris Nellum looks at what we can do about the problem, which has grown significantly in the years since the Great Recession.