I'd use at least two tables:
Students::StudentID = Needs::StudentID
Then make each entry on your list a record. This gives you more flexibility as you can have a long list of needs for one student and a shorter list for others.
A portal to Needs can be used to display all the Needs records and you can use a portal filter to control updates to this list if you want to retain previous "Needs" lists for your records. A text field can be formatted with a drop down list of the needs you might choose for a given student.