Higher education offers students experiencing homelessness the best hope for escaping poverty and homelessness as adults. The programs of the Higher Education Act (HEA) have the potential to assist these youth to graduate from high school, apply for and access postsecondary education, and complete their degrees. In addition, recent changes to the Free Student Application for Financial Aid (FAFSA) will make it easier for unaccompanied homeless youth to obtain the support they need to pursue their education.
THE DENVER POST
Homeless to higher education by Tyler Cobb Posted: 06/24/2010 01:00:00 AM MDT
- Recommendations for Transitioning Unaccompanied Homeless Youth to Higher Education
- FAFSA Tips For Unaccompanied Youth Without Stable Housing
- Higher Education Contact List for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth
- McKinney-Vento Act Higher Education PowerPoint Orientation
- Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Tip Sheet for Colorado Higher Education McKinney-Vento Single Points of Contact (SPOCs)
- Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Documentation of Independent Student Status for the FAFSA (template for verifications under the College Cost Reduction Act. Verifiers include: K-12 McKinney-Vento homeless education liaisons, financial aid administrators, RHYA directors or designees, and HUD-funded shelter directors or designees)
2012-2013 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) Website The
FAFSA is the form required by the federal government for application
to any federal education aid program. The FAFSA is used to determine
the expected family contribution based on family financial
information. A FAFSA is used to determine the specific Federal
Student Aid programs that can contribute to a student's total
financial aid package and in what proportions.
- Search federal school codes (used to identify colleges/universities on the FAFSA)
- Call 1-800-4-FED-AID or 1-800-394-7084 to request that a hard copy of the FAFSA be mailed to you.
For more information please contact:
Dana Scott at (303) 866-6930 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org