October 21, 2020 from 9:30 – 11:00 AM
Completing the FAFSA: A How-To for Adult Supporters of Homeless Youth
Youth who have experienced homelessness face myriad challenges and it is imperative that professionals who work with them ensure that they have every possible opportunity to successfully matriculate into college and are set up for success. Key to this is having financial aid in place prior to starting college. This training provides a “how-to” on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to assist those working with homeless youth. It reviews the 2021-22 FAFSA, page by page, with new screenshots illustrating changes to the FAFSA since last year.
Presenters will provide detailed instructions on how eligible homeless youth can qualify as independent students for the purposes of financial aid and will describe key steps to take after the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application is submitted to ensure that students actually receive the aid that they are eligible for.