The COVID-19 pandemic has accelerated a move to digital communication between higher education institutions and their students. As colleges and universities plan for the fall term, those communications can build needed bridges between students and their campuses.
Nearly two thirds of eligible low-income college students do not access SNAP benefits. We now know too much about human psychology to think that better information is sufficient to solve this problem. We need to leverage behavioral science to nudge more students to access SNAP.