This one page document provides a flowchart of the waiver process for Texas foster care youth enrolling in college, along with a basic Q&A on the topic.
In 2015, the Texas Education Code was amended to require liaisons at all public institutions of higher education in Texas. The higher education foster care liaison serves a critical role in bridging the gap between the students who want to pursue higher education and those who have the support needed to complete their degree. This… Read more »
This guide is intended for college financial aid administrators and counselors who help students begin the aid process—filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form, verifying information, and making corrections and other changes to the information reported on the FAFSA.
The Treatment and Services Adaptation Center promotes trauma-informed school systems that provide prevention and early intervention strategies to create supportive and nurturing school environments. This website has many resources to assist with all personnel dealing with homeless students and families. Visit the center at: https://traumaawareschools.org/
Child care can help you reach your educational and career goals to support your family. It is important to find quality child care that meets your needs, and your child’s needs, and to learn about assistance that is available to you. This tip sheet will help you get started.
Access these tips at https://www.schoolhouseconnection.org/tips-for-helping-homeless-youth-succeed-in-college/ This SchoolHouse Connection series is focused on helping youth experiencing homelessness succeed in college. We highlight best practices for supporting these students from institutions across the country. These are living documents that will be updated regularly to provide new and innovative practices. If you or your institution would like to… Read more »
This sample letter is provided by SchoolHouse Connection.
This tip sheet from SchoolHouse Connection provides guidance for assisting youth with the FAFSA application released on October 1, 2018.
The McKinney-Vento Act guarantees a child or youth identified as homeless the right to attend either the school of origin or the local attendance area school. This brief explains the provisions in the law related to school selection and offers strategies for implementing them in a school district.
A variety of factors impact a student’s readiness to learn and their educational success, which research finds is a leading determinant in lifelong health. One factor that can impede such readiness is chronic stress, which can manifest in both physiological and psychological ways to undermine a student’s opportunity to learn and succeed in school. This… Read more »