Guides to ‘Being Not-Rich’ Are Springing Up at Elite Colleges. Should Administrators Adopt Them?
Emma Kerr, The Chronicle of Higher Education
Students at the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor have come up with a novel and practical idea to help first-generation and low-income students navigate college life: a guidebook called "Being Not Rich at UM." The online resource provides money-saving tips on a wide range of college-related topics, including housing, textbooks, clothing, food, and on-campus resources.
The publication is now taking off on social media, with students at other campuses—including the University of Texas, Michigan State, and Harvard—inspired to start similar guides for their schools.