Every year, thousands of students indicate on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that they are homeless while accessing higher education programs. A recent study suggests that more than half of all community college students struggle with food insecurity. Arguably, students at all types of institutions are impacted by these challenges. Additionally, hunger has a significant impact on learning, success and retention.
Join two experts from the National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth to discuss the following questions:
- What does higher education access and success look like for homeless and food-insecure students?
- What federal resources are available to them and what are you required to do to help them?
What should you know about them so you can best help them gain access to and succeed in obtaining a degree?
As a result of this webinar, you will learn how to:
- Assist homeless students in completing their FAFSA, and to reduce documentation barriers for them.
- Take steps toward establishing best practices on your campus, especially in designating a Single Point of Contact for homeless/hungry students.
- Identify strategies for reaching out to at least one community-based agency to establish collaborations for increasing students’ access to housing and food.
- Better identify homeless/hungry students on your campus so you can improve their access to education and retention.
*Participants will receive a certificate of completion.