Students Experiencing Homelessness in ARP ESSER Plans

On April 21, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released its State plan template, which requires state educational agencies (SEAs) to describe how they will utilize funds from the American Rescue Plan Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief (ARP ESSER)...

Don’t Forget the FAFSA: 5 Quick Tips for Liaisons

In the wake of the pandemic, college enrollment and Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) applications have declined: compared to last year, FAFSA numbers are down about 9%. Students experiencing homelessness often face many barriers filling out the FAFSA...

Principles of Youth Engagement

Jordyn Roark, MSW Director of Youth Leadership and Scholarship SchoolHouse Connection I first became interested in the concept of ethical youth engagement during my own experiences working for organizations when I was an unaccompanied homeless youth. I spoke at...

Tax Guidelines for Scholarships, Fellowships, and Grants

Taxes can be confusing, especially for young adults who have never had to file taxes before. Yet when beginning college, it is important to learn about and understand how scholarships impact your taxes, so that you are prepared at tax time. There are simple guidelines...

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