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updated 8:19 PM UTC, Sep 20, 2017

Wisconsin Reflects National Trend: College Students Struggle To Afford Basics

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in News

A study conducted by Wisconsin HOPE Lab finds community college students struggling with the cost of the basic necessities while trying to get an education.

Housing is a particular problems for students with limited budgets. The study found two-thirds of those students are food insecure, one-third are regularly hungry and half have a hard time covering housing costs. One-in-seven is homeless. Madison Area Technical College has an emergency grant program to help financially-struggling students. The school is also partnering with community organizations to help them.

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