Date: Thursday, May 11
Time: 1:30-3:00PM Eastern
[This webinar is presented in partnership with John Burton Advocates for Youth and Youth Law Center.]
The U.S. Department of Education recently released new guidance on financial aid (FAFSA) determinations for unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness, and unaccompanied youth who are self-supporting and at risk of homelessness. In this webinar, presenters from the U.S. Department of Education will present an overview of the new guidance and respond to questions. Participants also will hear from a financial aid administrator who will share strategies for implementing the law and guidance. SchoolHouse Connection will share resources and tools for educators and providers.
- (Moderator) Jillian Sitjar – Director of Higher Education Partnerships, SchoolHouse Connection
- Dr. Kerri Moseley-Hobbs, Policy Specialist, Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education
- Aaron C. Washington, Management and Program Analyst, Office of Postsecondary Education, U.S. Department of Education
- Tori Nucco – Deputy Director of Financial Aid, West Chester University, Pennsylvania
[Video] Navigating Financial Aid for Homeless Youth: Insights from an Expert
This video is a conversation with Danielle Sullivan, a financial aid administrator at Johnson County Community College (JCCC). It provides an overview of the new FAFSA provisions for homeless youth and what financial aid administrators need to know for implementation. We hear JCCCs process for unaccompanied homeless youth determinations, including financial aid administrator’s responsibility using our template, and specific strategies for serving and supporting students experiencing homelessness on campus, like designating a homeless liaison. These changes are pulled from new guidance from the Department of Education from April 2023 and November 2022.