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    Number of Homeless Students Rises With College Costs

    Education is costing students meals. Increases in college tuition and student debt are making more students hungry and homeless — but many say the problem is invisible to the public. A recent survey of community colleges across the country showed that 20 percent of students weren’t getting enough to eat, and a whopping 13 percent were homeless. Few colleges have support tailored to homeless students, and public assistance programs that require recipients to work part time can put further strain on those in need who also need an education.

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