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NYSED’s McKinney-Vento Field Memo #03-2018 (April 2018) outlines the responsibilities of Local Educational Agencies to support students in temporary housing in pursuing college or other post-secondary opportunities.
This template form from SchoolHouse Connection can be used by LEA liaisons, HUD-funded shelter staff, and RHYA shelter staff for verifying a student’s status as an unaccompanied homeless youth for the FAFSA.
This checklist includes strategies McKinney-Vento liaisons and school districts can use to ensure that youth experiencing homelessness have access to college access services and other supports to help ensure that they are ready for post-secondary opportunities.
The U.S. Department of Education’s “Application and Verification Guide” (AVG) provides instructions and guidance for filling out the FAFSA form for financial aid.
This fact sheet details high school graduation options for students with disabilities, including the different safety net options for students with disabilities to graduate with a local diploma.
This presentation from NYSED’s Committee of Practitioners details the different safety net options for students with disabilities to graduate with a local diploma, including new information about Superintendent Determinations that went into effect in December 2017 and don’t have a minimum Regents exam score requirement.
This NCHE brief includes a summary of education legislation prior to 2012 that gives unaccompanied homeless youth access to educational supports and provides examples of practices that universities have used to assist these students in succeeding.
The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) and SchoolHouse Connection (SHC) each have webpages with a variety of resources and links regarding students in temporary housing who wish to pursue post-secondary education.
This tip sheet series from SchoolHouse Connection provides important information about helping homeless youth succeed in college. The series highlights best practices for supporting these students, which have been submitted from institutions across the country.
This scholarship program provides scholarships, networking opportunities, and support services to students who have experienced homelessness applying or attending college.
These webpages from the College Board and ACT explain how students can receive fee-waivers in order to take college entrance exams.
This Dear Colleague letter from the U.S. Department of Education provides guidance for financial aid administrators on the definition of homelessness, how to make determinations, and how to document students’ status.
This Toolkit provides federal student aid information and outreach tools for counselors, college access professionals, nonprofit mentors, and other advisors.
This guide is designed to help students and families navigate the FAFSA and may be particularly useful for students who are among the first in their family to go to college or are new to the country.
The Horatio Alger Scholarship Program provides financial assistance to students in NYS who have exhibited integrity and perseverance in overcoming personal adversity, including homelessness, and who aspire to pursue higher education.
This NCHE guide provides a summary of the changes to the U.S. Department of Education’s “Application and Verification Guide” (AVG) for 2017-2018.
Here is a list of resources for college scholarships, fellowships, and other funding opportunities.