States Leading the Way in Emergency Aid for College Students

States Leading the Way in Emergency Aid for College Students

June 2022

This brief is part of a series focusing on innovative policies that states have implemented to assist students with their basic needs security. We’re highlighting best practices across the country, so that states can build a postsecondary landscape in which students have equitable access to the resources they need to meet their basic needs and succeed in college.

In this brief, we discuss state-specific emergency aid initiatives to help students who are facing financial emergencies. We identify states that are thoughtfully using these emergency aid programs to meet students’ basic needs, and highlight insights and best practices from which other states can learn.