Newsletter (February 8, 2024)

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Another FAFSA Delay: Implications for Homeless and Foster Youth and Those Who Serve Them

Last week, the U.S. Department of Education announced another disruptive delay in the 2024-2025 FAFSA: colleges and universities will not receive FAFSA applicant data until March. As a result, students are not likely to receive financial aid offers until early to mid-April (four months later than usual).

 SHC consulted with several expert financial aid administrators whose institutions have established exemplary practices to remove barriers to postsecondary education for youth experiencing homelessness and current or former foster youth. Based on their insights and our own experience supporting students, we offer the following tips to help students navigate these challenging conditions.

Action Needed: Help Homeless Youth Access Housing and Pursue Education

On Wednesday, February 7, 2024, bipartisan legislation was reintroduced in the U.S.House of Representatives to help unaccompanied youth experiencing homelessness access housing and pursue their dreams of higher education.

Please take one minute to contact your U.S. Representative so that homeless youth don’t have to choose between a place to live, and the education that is their best hope of a brighter, more secure future.

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