as cost of living bites
The rising cost of living is forcing students to choose between medical bills or feeding themselves, Victoria University Students Association president Ralph Zambrano says.
There had been a large increase in the number of students accessing free food from the association’s community pantry, and a rise in requests to access the student hardship fund, due to the rising cost of living, he said.
“We are seeing students have to choose between medical bills, rent or groceries.” Zambrano said.
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