Friday, December 4, 2015

College students left wanting by budget impasse - Dennis Owens, WHTM

Students at Shippensburg University are immersed in a complex equation involving political science, finance, arithmetic, and nutrition. It’s not confined to textbooks, blackboards or the classroom. “We’ve had students evicted from their homes, their apartments,” junior Traci Moyer said. “We’ve had students who have been food insecure for months.” Moyer, a vice president of the student senate, blames the budget impasse in Harrisburg for the pain being felt on campus and on every college campus in the commonwealth. More than $400 million in PHEAA grant money will eventually get to 153,000 deserving college students. But IOUs don’t P-A-Y the bills; eventually ain’t cutting it.

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