"Colleges also may not be doing enough to help working adults access federal aid they could receive, said Lauren Walizer, a senior policy analyst at the Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)."
As the 2020-2021 academic year begins under the shadow of the COVID-19 pandemic, one of the many challenges colleges face is how to operate their federal and state work-study programs.
Lauren Walizer was quoted about a webinar she particpated in on student hunger insecurity.
Lauren Walizer and Ashley Burnside were quoted in this article about the denial of student SNAP waivers during the pandemic.
The CARES Act offers emergency aid that can help lessen the financial pressure students are facing during this historic crisis. It also offers a chance for colleges to address inequities.
Lauren Walizer was quoted about low-income and nontraditional students having reduced access to mental health services on campus.
Nearly a quarter of all U.S. undergraduates are parenting, and more than half of them are single parents. Yet few schools have prioritized the needs of student-parents.
Carrie Welton was quoted explaining SNAP food assistance eligibility and benefit levels. Also, Welton underscored how ripe college campuses in Colorado are for SNAP participation.
A CLASP blog, "How Community Colleges Can Meet Students’ Basic Needs," was featured in a daily roundup.
Find out how some colleges are supporting students' basic needs. We hope other colleges will consider following their examples.