New Toolkit Provides Resources to Help Unaccompanied Homeless Youth

The National Association for the Education of Homeless Children and Youth (NAEHCY) has a new resource available to assist FAAs in their work with unaccompanied homeless youth. This "Unaccompanied Youth Toolkit" is specifically designed for college and university financial aid administrators. It includes a series of 1-2 page briefs that provide tools and strategies to help unaccompanied homeless youth complete the FAFSA, determine their eligibility as independent students, and support their success in post-secondary education. Topics covered include:

  • McKinney-Vento 101
  • FAFSA and Unaccompanied Youth Basics
  • FAA Checklist for Identifying Unaccompanied Homeless Youth
  • Recruiting Homeless Unaccompanied Youth to Your College
  • Support for Unaccompanied Youth in College
  • Financial Aid and Income Tax
  • Access to Basic Services Tip Sheets
  • Training Resources

The Toolkit is available to download at