Campus Support for Homeless Students: Webinars
April 18, 2018
Unpacking Matriculation for Foster & Homeless Youth: Assessment, Remediation & Recent Changes
This webinar provided an overview of the matriculation process at community colleges & CSUs. Panelists discussed the priority enrollment verification process for homeless youth, how students can avoid being unnecessarily placed in remediation (below-transfer-level courses) during the assessment process, more effective mechanisms for addressing remediation needs, and how state-level changes to assessment and remediation will affect students.
April 4, 2018
Supporting Homeless College Students: Legal Obligations & Best Practices
Assembly Bill 801, which went into effect in 2017, requires in part that each community college designate a homeless student liaison and provide priority registration and the California College Promise Grant to eligible homeless students. This webinar provides community college staff with an overview of the benefits currently available to homeless youth, helps college staff to understand the distinctions across programs regarding how to define and verify homeless status, and offers concrete examples of best practices undertaken by community colleges to better serve this vulnerable population of students.
January 17, 2018
Financial Aid for Homeless & Foster Youth, Part 2
This webinar walked attendees through the steps from the time a student submits the FAFSA to their first disbursement of financial aid, including the process for verifying their status as foster youth or homeless youth. Presenters also discussed how to support students in maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress so they don’t lose their financial aid, how to avoid student debt, and how to handle these pitfalls should they occur.
January 17, 2018
Financial Aid for Homeless & Foster Youth, Part 1
This webinar shared information about the application process associated with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), provided a breakdown of what typical financial aid award packages include, and important tips for helping ensure current and former foster youth and homeless youth access maximum aid.