Colleges and Universities Must Make Marginalized Students a Priority During the Pandemic

By Mariah Bohanon


Advocates for low-income students are encouraging colleges to maintain as many FWS positions as possible and to convert or create new FWS opportunities online. Maintaining these jobs is important not only for guaranteeing students an income, but also affects their ability to access Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, according to an August 6 report from the Center for Law and Social Policy. The center is urging states to temporarily waive SNAP restrictions on student eligibility, “citing 28 states documenting harm being done by the student rules,” according to NASFAA.


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