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Data-Based Decisions Tips: Using FAFSA Data to Reach At-Need Students

A 2022 Dear Colleague letter from the Education Department encouraged colleges and universities to use FAFSA data to reach out to students about their eligibility for federal benefits, but few did. A new report identifies strategies for direct outreach to better support financially insecure students.

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Student-Made Cookbook Offers Recipes for Campus Pantry Users

Students at a Maryland community college created a cookbook featuring favorite family recipes that use ingredients commonly found in the free campus food pantry.

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Data: Homesickness Affects Over Half of All Students

A majority of college students reported experiencing some level homesickness during the fall 2023 term. Here’s what higher education leaders should know about promoting well-being and success.

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Student Wellness Tip: Encouraging Students to Be Active

To promote wellness, colleges and universities encourage students to practice healthy fitness and exercise habits through various programs and initiatives.

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Academic Courses Promote Student Flourishing

Four types of for-credit courses at colleges and universities are teaching learners how to adapt, thrive and dream big as they look toward the future.

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Student Wellness Tip: Helping Faculty Help Students

Professors say they need additional training on referring students to mental health resources on campus. The University of California, Irvine, dedicates personnel to building and providing training resources for faculty.

LaGuardia Community College students sit at a table, talking.

Positive Partnership: Alternative Housing for Community College Students

LaGuardia Community College and Airbnb are working together to provide semester-long housing, plus next steps, for students experiencing homelessness.

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Survey: Students Value Choice in Campus Dining Facilities

Research from NACUFS and FIU finds incoming and current students are looking for greater selection and availability from college food providers.