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Texas Higher Education Foster Care Liaisons: Information and Reference Guide
Texas state law requires higher education foster care liaisons at all public post-secondary institutions in the state. This guide from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board includes in-depth information for liaisons who have advocated for and with foster care alumni for many years and for new liaisons who are interested in developing a stronger support network at their institution. While the guide is specific to foster youth in Texas, much of the information included is applicable to unaccompanied homeless youth.
Download Texas Higher Education Foster Care Liaisons: Information and Reference Guide.
Date posted: 4/17/18

Application and Verification Guide
This guide from the U.S. Department of Education is intended for financial aid administrators and counselors who help students begin the student aid process: filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), verifying information, and making corrections and other changes to the information reported on the FAFSA. The College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 states that unaccompanied homeless youth are to be considered independent students when applying for federal financial aid for higher education. See Chapter 5 - Special Cases for specific references to unaccompanied homeless youth.
Download the Application and Verification Guide - 2018-2019.
Download Federal Student Aid: Application and Verification Guide (unaccompanied homeless youth excerpts highlighted; compiled by NCHE, April 2018)

Date posted: 4/17/18

Fostering Success in Education: National Factsheet on the Educational Outcomes of Children in Foster Care
This publication from the Legal Center for Foster Care and Education provides a review of research, laws, and promising programs impacting the educational success of children in foster care. It consists of four sections that can individually or collectively inform advocates, policymakers, agency leaders, and other stakeholders. Sections include: 1) A brief data-at-a-glance summary about the educational outcomes of students in foster care; 2) A summary of select federal policies that support educational stability and success and increased data collection and reporting; 3) A comprehensive review of the studies and research related to the education of students in foster care; and 4) An overview of promising data-supported programs or interventions around the country designed to benefit students in foster care.
Download Fostering Success in Education: National Factsheet on the Educational Outcomes of Children in Foster Care.
Date posted: 4/16/18

America's Children: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2017
This annual report by The Federal Interagency Forum on Child and Family Statistics presents a comprehensive look at critical areas of child well-being, including key indicators in seven domains: family and social environment, economic circumstances, health care, physical environment and safety, behavior, education, and health.
Download America's Children in Brief: Key National Indicators of Well-Being, 2017.
Access reports from previous years.
Date posted: 4//06/18

Falling Through the Cracks: Graduation and Dropout Rates among Michigan’s Homeless High School Students
This 2018 report from the University of Michigan explores high school dropout and graduation rates for Michigan students experiencing homelessness, as compared to students overall and other student subpopulations.
Download Falling Through the Cracks: Graduation and Dropout Rates among Michigan’s Homeless High School Students.
Date posted: 4/06/18

Still Hungry and Homeless in College
This April 2018 report from the Wisconsin HOPE Lab analyzes data on food and housing insecurity among college students based on a survey of more than 43,000 students at 2-year and 4-year colleges. Key findings include that 36% of university students were food insecure in the 30 days preceding the survey, 36% of university students were housing insecure in the last year, and 9% of university students were homeless in the last year.
Download Still Hungry and Homeless in College.
Date posted: 4/03/18

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