It’s undeniable that the cost of attending college keeps rising. But there’s more to the cost of enrollment than just tuition and books. A surprising number of college students deal with basic needs insecurity, meaning they struggle to secure stable housing or enough food to eat.
With fall classes about to begin, there are some pandemic-era options for students struggling to afford food. Though these options are temporary, lawmakers are also looking at long-term solutions to alleviate food insecurity for this demographic.