Housing Instability among College Students

Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education
Wisconsin Center for the Advancement of Postsecondary Education

As a wider swath of Americans seek the opportunities created by higher education, colleges and universities are beginning to confront a challenge faced by a growing number of their students: housing insecurity. A perfect storm created by a weak economy, a shortage of affordable housing, high college costs, and insufficient financial aid is leading more students to pursue their degrees without consistent access to a roof over their heads.

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