It’s time for homeless youth who have their sights set on higher education this fall to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. The Department of Education will accept 2016-2017 applications through June 30, 2017, but many state, college, and private aid programs also rely on FAFSA information to make their award decisions. Some of these programs disburse funds on a first-come, first-served basis and/or abide by an earlier deadline.
We know the financial aid process can be confusing for homeless young people and the service providers guiding them through the process. Flip through the slideshow to catch up on five facts and resources from the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth, or NAEHCY, that can help youth workers point students in the right direction.
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