Soaring Housing Costs Stretch Already-Strapped College Students
Hari Sreenivasan, PBS NewsHour
For many college students, living costs can exceed the cost of tuition and fees, as affordable housing options are becoming increasingly hard to find. Between 1989 and 2017, room and board on and off college campuses went up by more than 82 percent at four-year public universities.
As a result, some students struggle with debt, or paying for meals. Others are at risk for homelessness. In this interview, college students in Philadelphia reveal how they are coping with housing costs.