To complement valuable support services like GearUp and Upward Bound, Affordable Colleges Online recently created an in-depth guidebook for homeless, low-income, and first-generation college students who may struggle with reliable housing, bills, tuition, and other financial challenges. With the help of Amy Dunning, a family advocate and expert in higher education support, the guide walks through the various (and perhaps unknown) on-campus, off-campus, and online resources students in need can turn to for help. Examples of these resources include:
– Resident life offices to coordinate year-round housing
– Campus dining and associated food banks to help provide regular meals
– Academic retention centers to help homeless students stay on track
– National Center for Homeless Education to help students understand their rights
Check out Affordable Colleges Online’s new open-access, expert-driven guide.