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The value of a college degree is undisputed. A 2010 report from the College Board estimates that, among full-time workers, high school graduates earned a median annual income of $33,800; workers with an associate’s degree, $42,000; and, workers with a bachelor’s degree, $55,700.

College Access and Success for Students Experiencing Homelessness: The Web Series

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In the summer of 2013, NAEHCY released College Access and Success for Students Experiencing Homelessness: A Toolkit for Educators and Service Providers. At the time of its release, the toolkit was the only comprehensive national publication of its kind, serving as a comprehensive resource on the issue of higher education access and success for homeless students. Topics addressed include:

  • Understanding homeless students: Who are homeless students? How can homeless students be identified? What educational barriers do these students face?
  • Assisting homeless students in choosing a school: What information and resources are available to homeless students to help them research and choose an institution of higher education that is right for them?
  • Helping homeless students pay for application-related expenses: What is available in terms of waivers for Advanced Placement (AP) test fees, college entrance exam (ACT and SAT) fees, and college application fees?
  • Assisting homeless students in finding financial aid and scholarships for school: How should homeless students fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)? Are there scholarships available for homeless students?
  • Helping homeless students succeed in college: What supports are available to homeless students to help them make the grade and reach graduation?

College Access and Success for Students Experiencing Homelessness: The Web Series presents highlights of the toolkit in a Web-based format and links to related resources when additional information is desired.

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Chapter 1 | Introduction and Context
     Part 1 | Who Are Homeless Youth?
     Part 2 | Educational Challenges for Homeless Youth
     Part 3 | Barriers to College Access and Success
     Part 4 | Additional Introductory and Contextual Information

Chapter 2 | Assisting Youth Experiencing Homelessness in Choosing a College
     Part 1 | Introduction and Context
     Part 2 | General Factors to Consider When Choosing a College
     Part 3 | Unique Considerations for Students Experiencing Homelessness
     Part 4 | Additional Information About Choosing a College

Chapter 3 | Fee Waivers for College Application-related Expenses
     Part 1 | Introduction and Context
     Part 2 | Advanced Placement (AP) Exam Fee Waivers
     Part 3 | College Entrance Exam Fee Waivers
     Part 4 | College Application Fee Waivers
     Part 5 | Additional Information About Fee Waivers

Chapter 4 | Federal Financial Aid
     Part 1 | Introduction and Context
     Part 2 | Financial Aid Basics
     Part 3 | Understanding Dependent and Independent Student Status
     Part 4 | Dependent Homeless Students and the FAFSA
     Part 5 | Independent Homeless Students and the FAFSA
     Part 6 | Additional Information About Federal Financial Aid

Chapter 5 | Beyond Federal Aid
     Part 1 | Introduction and Context
     Part 2 | Types of Scholarships
     Part 3 | 
Scholarship Search Strategies
     Part 4 | 
Scholarship Application Tips
     Part 5 | 
Additional Information About Support for College Beyond Federal Aid

Chapter 6 | Supporting Student Success in College
     Part 1 | Introduction and Context
     Part 2 | College Access and Completion Among Low-Income Students
     Part 3 | Two-year vs. Four-year Institutions: Considerations and Implications for Student Success
     Part 4 | Keys to Success: Campus Adaptation and Student Engagement
     Part 5 | Establishing Networks of Support for Homeless Students on College Campuses
     Part 6 | Additional Information About Supporting Student Success in College

NAEHCY 2018 Conference
Anaheim, CA
October 27-30, 2018
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Homeless Students in ESEA Reauthorization
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