By Andrew Hiyama

And neither child care nor higher education are uncostly. With what little time they have between the two commitments, student-parents often must work just to keep themselves afloat; according to reports from Young Invincibles, 25 percent of student-parents live below the federal poverty line, and according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, 88 percent of student-parents at community colleges live below 200 percent of that.

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