NAEHCY’s College Access and Success for Students Experiencing Homelessness: A Toolkit for Educators and Service Providers serves as a comprehensive resource on the issue of higher education access and success for homeless students, including information on:
- 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?