Question

On a regular basis, children and youth report that school is a home to them – a place where they see the same faces, sit in the same seat, and can put their hearts and minds into pursuits that ease their daily troubles. In school, students gain the skills and support needed to avoid poverty and homelessness as adults.

NAEHCY Higher Education Helpline

1 (855) 446-26731 (855) 446-2673 (toll-free)
highered@naehcy.org

For assistance with issues related to students experiencing homelessness accessing higher education, contact the NAEHCY Higher Education Helpline at 1 (855) 446-26731 (855) 446-2673 (toll-free) or highered@naehcy.org.

The NAEHCY Higher Education Helpline offers assistance to:

  • Financial Aid Administrators seeking to assist students experiencing homelessness with accessing financial aid
  • Higher Education Professionals seeking to link homeless students with the supports they need to succeed in college.
  • High School Counselors seeking to assist homeless students with applying to and finding resources to pay for college.
  • State Coordinators for Homeless Education and Local Homeless Education Liaisons seeking to understand what educational rights students experiencing homelessness have in regards to college access and what support options may be available to them.
  • Shelter Staff and Service Providers seeking to connect youth they are serving with resources to access higher education.
  • Unaccompanied Homeless Youth who want to attend college but aren't sure what options are available to them to assist in paying for it.
  • Parents of students experiencing homelessness who wish to understand what supports may be available to their children to help them attend college.

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Additional Resources

NAEHCY
NAEHCY Higher Education webpage
LeTendre Education Fund Scholarships

NCHE
NCHE Higher Education Information by Topic webpage
NCHE Scholarships Information by Topic webpage

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