BETHLEHEM TWP., Pa. -

Some college students live on campus in the dorms, others live off campus, but there are some who don't have any place to call home.

There are a lot of reasons why some students no longer have a place to live.

"A little bit of family problems, then I was doubling up with other family to have somewhere to stay," said Nicole Lutseo, a student currently living in a shelter in Allentown. "Then when I realized that obviously wasn't working out to well I started going on-line and finding shelters."

"I had lost my job, so I moved in with my mom and then her home was going into foreclosure," says Christina Mazariegos, a student currently living in transitional housing.

There is help out there for those in need.

Most of the homeless students at Northampton community college live in a shelter or in transitional housing.

Maryann Haytmanek is the project director for the New Choices program at the college.

She says many of the people struggling tell her right away.

"My office tends to be the one where students sort of come in when they are in that situation. They might be homeless when they're with me in that career decision making class and usually then I'll say let's settle that before anything else happens."

Between both Northampton Community College campuses, 45 students out of 11,000 identify themselves as homeless. Faculty members that we spoke with say that number could be a lot higher, but there's no way to gather the information because students need to inform the college of their situation.

"If it does come up, I tell people," adds Mazariegos. "I don't think I am embarrassed about it; maybe in the beginning I was a little nervous."

These students are happy to get help from the college and by obtaining grants.

They say being homeless is a bump in the road to success.

"I'm just like everybody else," said Lutseo. "I want to get through school. maybe I just have more motivation to get it done.