Low-income college students need help meeting their basic needs to complete their degree or credential.
Recent studies show 23% of today's students in the U.S. struggle with food insecurity. When students don't have enough to eat, they are faced with the difficult choice between two options: paying for food or college costs. Updates to SNAP (the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) rules can help.
Research now proves the connection between SNAP participation and persistence in college. Click on the resources below to learn more.
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Solving Today's Students' Food, Housing, and Basic Needs Insecurities
We are a national coalition of higher education and benefits access advocacy organizations committed to ensuring that college students with need have access to resources to help them afford the costs of college.
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