Homeless 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) 446-2673 (toll-free)

Text "NAEHCY" to 335577

For assistance with issues related to students experiencing homelessness accessing higher education, contact the NAEHCY Higher Education Helpline at 1 (855) 446-2673 (toll-free) or or text "NAEHCY" to 335577.

Learn about our newly launched Text feature, made possible through a partnership with Get Schooled.

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.

Top Higher Education Resources

Additional Resources

NAEHCY Higher Education webpage
NAEHCY Scholarship Program

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

NAEHCY 2018 Conference
Anaheim, CA
October 27-30, 2018
The Every Student Succeeds Act of 2015
Homeless Students in ESEA Reauthorization
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