June 16, 2022

Being a full-time student makes scratching together money for rent difficult, so many students opt for discounted student housing, when it’s available. But on-campus housing often isn’t an option for students with children, because it’s rarely designed to accommodate families, and many colleges don’t allow children in on-campus housing, or even in their emergency housing programs for homeless students.

What’s it like for student parents to navigate the student housing system in California colleges? And what can be done to help them?


  • Elizabeth Clews, Prospective transfer student
  • Betty Márquez Rosales, Reporter, EdSource

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Education Beat is a weekly podcast hosted by EdSource’s Zaidee Stavely and produced by Coby McDonald.