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Umaña, Paula; Olaniyan, Motunrayo; Magnelia, Sarah; Coca, Vanessa – Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, 2022
Before the pandemic, millions of college students eligible for the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) did not access the benefit. This gap between eligibility for SNAP benefits and the use of those benefits is often a result of confusion around federal eligibility requirements. Even when eligibility guidelines were temporarily…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Two Year College Students, Welfare Services, Federal Programs
Kienzl, Gregory; Hu, Pei; Caccavella, Ali; Goldrick-Rab, Sara – Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, 2022
Roughly one-in-five college students provide primary care to at least one child while pursuing a higher education credential. Yet parenting students remain an often-overlooked group and continue to receive inadequate support. They experience basic needs insecurity at alarming rates, reducing their odds of completing valuable degrees. Shortages on…
Descriptors: College Students, Parents, Racial Differences, Individual Needs
Dahl, Sonja; Strayhorn, Terrell; Reid, Michael, Jr.; Coca, Vanessa; Goldrick-Rab, Sara – Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, 2022
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) were established primarily in the post-Civil War era to meet the educational needs of Black Americans. They provide pathways to upward social mobility and have a long-standing commitment to promoting both academic success and students' health and well-being. But persistent funding inequities at…
Descriptors: Black Colleges, Educational Needs, Student Needs, African American Students
Wolff-Eisenberg, Christine; Dahl, Sonja – Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, 2022
Since 2015, The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice has documented the significant challenges basic needs insecurity poses to students enrolled in higher education. Like many systemic issues, these insecurities existed long before the pandemic but have only been exacerbated by it. The Hope Center's latest national data on student basic…
Descriptors: Needs Assessment, Student Needs, College Students, Security (Psychology)
Olaniyan, Motunrayo; Hu, Pei; Coca, Vanessa – Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, 2022
A college credential can expand the range of career opportunities available to young adults. However, existing barriers to enrollment for prospective students pose equity gaps in college access and success, particularly for Black college aspirants. In Florida, racial and ethnic disparities in college enrollment contribute to disparities in…
Descriptors: College Attendance, Enrollment Trends, Barriers, African American Students
Perez-Felkner, Lara; Baker-Smith, Christine; Goldrick-Rab, Sara – Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, 2022
This study provides one of the first causal estimates of the impact of housing on academic outcomes. While college students are too often dismissed as a privileged and healthy part of the population, researchers increasingly observe housing insecurity among college students. This problem worsened during the pandemic, underscoring the link between…
Descriptors: Student Needs, Student Financial Aid, Access to Education, Paying for College
Japbir Gill; Trey Miller – Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, 2022
As the price of college and its associated costs continue to rise, students are often left without the necessary financial resources to succeed in class and cover their basic needs. According to previous research, a student's ability to cover essential expenses poses a significant barrier to degree completion. Students' ability to cover expenses…
Descriptors: Community College Students, Community Colleges, Student Financial Aid, Noninstructional Student Costs
Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, 2021
Entering the fall 2020 term, higher education was reeling from the coronavirus pandemic. Enrollment was down--particularly among students most at risk of basic needs insecurity; fewer students had completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); and college retention rates had dropped. Students and faculty were stressed and anxious.…
Descriptors: Student Needs, COVID-19, Pandemics, Higher Education
Conroy, Eddy V.; Magnelia, Sarah; Dahl, Sonja; Goldrick-Rab, Sara – Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, 2021
The real price of college keeps rising, and it often surprises students and their families.1 People know tuition is expensive. They also usually account for books and supplies, even if they might cost more than expected. Still, they don't always expect or fully understand how the price of housing, food, and transportation factor in. It's not their…
Descriptors: College Students, Paying for College, Financial Needs, Student Needs
Goldrick-Rab, Sara; Baker-Smith, Christine; Clark, Kallie; Dahl, Sonja; Brescia, Stephanie; Williams, Tiffani – Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, 2021
Affording living expenses presents a major barrier to degree completion for many community college students. Food, affordable housing, transportation, and childcare are central conditions for learning. Yet with stagnant incomes, rising tuition and living costs, and insufficient support from financial aid and the social safety net, approximately…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Community College Students, College Housing, Student Costs
Clay, Janelle R.; Valentine, Jessa L. – Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, 2021
For many students, transportation presents a barrier to college completion. In 2020-21, the average commuter student could expect to spend nearly one-fifth of their total living expenses on transportation costs. Transportation programs have the potential to offer students some relief--and help them reach college graduation--yet more rigorous…
Descriptors: Community College Students, Transportation, Academic Achievement, Outcomes of Education
Goldrick-Rab, Sara; Clark, Kallie; Baker-Smith, Christine; Witherspoon, Collin – Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, 2021
Community colleges have started to support students' basic needs in multiple ways. Campus-based hubs offering services like public benefits access, emergency aid, food pantries and case management have become increasingly popular. However, limited evidence exists on whether connecting with these hubs improves academic success. The Advocacy and…
Descriptors: Community College Students, Student Needs, Academic Achievement, Caring
Goldrick-Rab, Sara; Hacker, Nicole L.; Kienzl, Gregory; Price, Derek V.; Curtis, Drew – Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, 2021
As the coronavirus pandemic ravaged communities, cities, and countries in 2020, colleges and universities faced a unique emergency. Millions of students were struggling to meet their basic needs, and institutional emergency aid funds were rapidly running out. For the first time in history, Congress responded by authorizing billions of dollars in…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Student Needs, Student Financial Aid, Need Analysis (Student Financial Aid)
Goldrick-Rab, Sara; Cady, Clare; Coca, Vanessa – Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, 2018
This report examines the first-ever national survey of campus food pantries, with 262 participating institutions, 217 of which currently operate pantries. We find that most campus pantries have a designated space on campus, serve exclusively the on-campus community, and are run by staff, students, and faculty. Very few campus pantries have sizable…
Descriptors: Food, Colleges, College Environment, Financial Support