Youth with experience in foster care and with homelessness face unique barriers accessing financial aid. In 2020-2021, FAFSA completion for unaccompanied homeless youth and foster youth declined by almost 10% and 7%, respectively, compared to the prior 2019-2020 school year. The FAFSA Simplification Act aims to remove many FAFSA challenges faced by youth experiencing homelessness or with experience in foster care. Most of these new provisions will go into effect for the 2023-2024 award year FAFSA, which is available now. This webinar will review recently-released guidance from the U.S. Department of Education intended to help implement the new provisions, and provide recommendations for practices, partnerships, and advocacy to ensure smooth implementation.
Please join Schoolhouse Connection, The Hope Center for College, Community, and Justice, John Burton Advocates for Youth, and the Youth Law Center for this important webinar.