It may seem like an impossible task – managing the demands of college while struggling with homeless. In 2013, 58,000 students applying for federal financial aid reported they were homeless. Most of these youth and young adults are motivated, good students who understand how important their education is, yet often don’t know resources are available to help them.
Did you know, for instance,
- homeless and low-income youth can receive assistance in paying for AP exams, ACT/SAT entrance exam fees, and college applications;
- many colleges offer year round housing to young people who have unstable living situations and need somewhere to stay during school breaks;
- financial aid and scholarships are available for homeless and economically independent youth.
Learn more about the medical, mental health, housing, financial aid, legal and other resources available at Help For Homeless College Students.