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ERIC Number: ED540723
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Helping Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Access College Financial Aid
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth
Unaccompanied homeless youth are young people who lack safe, stable housing and who are not in the care of a parent or guardian. They may have run away from home or been forced to leave by their parents. Unaccompanied youth live in a variety of temporary situations, including shelters, the homes of friends or relatives, cars, campgrounds, public parks, abandoned buildings, motels, and bus or train stations. Due to their severe poverty, homeless unaccompanied youth are extremely unlikely to be able to access postsecondary education without federal student aid. This brief provides information on helping unaccompanied youth access financial aid for college. It includes information on the provisions of the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 that make it easier for unaccompanied youth to apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). (Contains 5 endnotes and 12 resources.)
National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth. P.O. Box 26274; Minneapolis, MN 55426. Tel: 866-862-2562; Fax: 763-545-9499; e-mail: info@naehyc.org; Web site: http://www.naehcy.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY)
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Stewart B McKinney Homeless Assistance Act 1987