They overcame poverty to get to college. Then they saw the housing costs.

From The Washington Post: “Since 2015, the Hope Center for College, Community and Justice has surveyed students both at two-year and four-year colleges and universities about their basic needs. The latest report, covering 2020, found that 3 out of 5 of the nearly 200,000 students surveyed struggled with food, housing or bills. The percentage of students facing housing issues also rose. According to the report, 43 percent of four-year students experienced housing insecurity in 2020, up from 35 percent in 2019. … Low-income students ‘have survived through high school by creating a cocoon around themselves of guidance counselors, teachers or grandparents,’ Sokol said. ‘All of a sudden, when they go to college, that cocoon is gone.’”

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