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New Resources: January – March 2018

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Making Student Status Determinations for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth: Eligibility Tool for Financial Aid Administrators
This NCHE form is to be completed by a college financial aid administrator (FAA) who is evaluating a student's eligibility for independent student status. It provides guidance to assist FAAs in making a determination if a student seeking independent student status as an unaccompanied homeless youth comes to the attention of a FAA, including when a determination by a local liaison or shelter is not available.
Download Making Student Status Determinations for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth: Eligibility Tool for Financial Aid Administrators (for 2018-2019 FAFSA).
Download Making Student Status Determinations for Unaccompanied Homeless Youth: Eligibility Tool for Financial Aid Administrators (for 2017-2018 FAFSA).

Date posted: 1/17/18
Supporting the Education of Immigrant and Refugee Students Experiencing Homelessness *updated Dec 2017*
This NCHE brief explains the challenges many immigrant and refugee families encounter in adjusting to life in the United States, including integrating into the U.S. public school system. Determining homelessness among immigrant families, and strategies for supporting the integration of immigrant students into U.S. schools are discussed. Information presented is geared towards assisting local homeless education liaisons and other school personnel in identifying and serving immigrant students experiencing homelessness.
Download Supporting the Education of Immigrant Students Experiencing Homelessness.
Date posted: 12/20/17

Federal Data Summary School Years 2013-14 to 2015-16: Education for Homeless Children and Youth
This December 2017 report provides a summary of data collected by the McKinney-Vento Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program. The report includes an examination of data collected for the 2012-13, 2013-14, and 2014-15 school years. Information on the process used to collect data, issues related to data quality for various elements, and data collected by other federal programs also are discussed.
Download Federal Data Summary School Years 2013-14 to 2015-16: Education for Homeless Children and Youth.
Download reports from previous years.
Date posted: 12/11/17

College and Career Counseling for Students Experiencing Homelessness: Promising Practices for Secondary School Counselors
The McKinney-Vento Act requires school counselors to support students experiencing homelessness in their college and career readiness. In order to equip school counselors to meet this requirement and to contribute to the overall success of students experiencing homelessness, this research summary provides an overview of the research, issues, and practices related to secondary school counselors’ roles in supporting students experiencing homelessness in their postsecondary planning.
Download College and Career Counseling for Students Experiencing Homelessness: Promising Practices for Secondary School Counselors.
Date posted: 12/11/17

Serving Students Experiencing Homelessness under Title I, Part A *updated Nov 2017*
This NCHE brief explains how Title I, Part A of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act and Subtitle VII-B of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act intersect, and suggests strategies for effective collaboration. Sections include: Statutory Requirements for Cross-Program Collaboration; Automatic Eligibility for Title I, Part A Services; Serving Students Experiencing Homelessness under Schoolwide and Targeted Assistance Programs; Serving Students Experiencing Homelessness with Set-aside Funds; and Strategies for Collaboration to Improve Student Outcomes.
Download Serving Students Experiencing Homelessness under Title I, Part A.
Date posted: 11/30/17

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