Answer: If you have not worked with this student, it would not be appropriate for the school district to provide a verification letter. However, the student can get verification from a TRIO or GEAR UP program, or a program or shelter that supports youth experiencing homelessness, if the student has been involved in such programs. Otherwise, the student would have to reach out to the financial aid administrator at the school they are applying to and ask for an unaccompanied youth determination from that office.
Who can provide a FAFSA verification letter for an unaccompanied youth who attends a private parochial school in our district? We do not have any contact with this student at the public school to know the student’s living situation.
Feb 6, 2023 | Q and A