Working with Homeless and Foster Youth On and Off Campus

Tuesday, June 26, 2018: 4:15 PM-5:15 PM
Room 16AB (Austin Convention Center)
Session Type: Interest Sessions
Track: Advocacy
Subcategories: Enrollment & Retention Track
Audience: All
Credit Type: Credit Hours and Clock Hours
School Type: All Schools
Too many homeless and foster students are missing out on the opportunity to attend college because they are intimidated by the financial aid process. The CCRAA 2007 and ESSA 2015 have both provided policies to support access to college for both homeless and foster youth. However, if we are to help these students succeed there are some additional steps financial aid administrators and other campus community members can take to support this population. Learn how to advocate for this population on campus, as well as by supporting proposed legislation and advocacy work.
Tori Nuccio (West Chester University and National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth)