Answer: Yes. Technically, only HUD-funded and RHYA-funded shelters (and homeless liaisons) are authorized to verify homelessness for the FAFSA. However, other shelters and service providers can provide documentation to assist the Financial Aid Administrator to make the determination. Therefore, letters from such providers vouching for the youth’s homelessness are very important and helpful.
Can a youth service provider that is not HUD- or RHYA-funded help an unaccompanied youth verify her status for the FAFSA?
Oct 8, 2018 | Q and A