Recent research suggests that the combination of high and rising college prices, stagnant family incomes,
and increased enrollment of lower-income students leaves many college students struggling to meet
their basic needs, including adequate, regular nutrition. This report explores the lived experiences
of students with low food security, how students cope with its challenges, and how these strategies
influence academic performance. Students in our study demonstrated commitment to their education
through pronounced levels of sacrifice. They were more likely to approach their education aspirations
once their basic needs were met.

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Publication Date: October 01, 2019
Published By: Trellis Research Series on Collegiate Financial Security & Academic Performance