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Study finds students worry about homelessness

A new national study shows that nearly half of all community college students face fears about not having a place to live or enough to eat.
The study by Temple University finds that college students can fall into the homeless category, because of having to make a choice between housing and food, and high tuition.
The study found that among two-year colleges, or junior colleges, nearly half of the students voiced those insecurities.
“we have students who work two jobs part-time. Without a job, they can’t provide food for their families,” said Houston Community College Associate Vice Chancellor Frances Villigran-Glover.
The remarkable thing is that many of those students continued to come to class.”Some of them had to travel several hours just to get to class,” she said.
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