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.