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The college students who live in homeless shelters

Politico: “As college costs rise to the top of the American political debate, the housing crisis faced by many students has recently begun to surface as an underappreciated crisis that can be far more harmful than even the high price of tuition. This week, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders revamped his “College for All” education plan to incorporate nontuition costs including housing — following the lead of Elizabeth Warren, who released a plan earlier this year that would also allow more federal aid to be used on housing. In the public imagination, the college “affordability” problem is still largely a matter of tuition, or rising fees. But a striking new study shows that housing costs can actually be one of the biggest burdens on students, and it’s among community college students where this problem hits the hardest. It also suggests that there are problems many “free college” proposals might not fix…”

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