Independent Status | Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Unaccompanied homeless youth qualify as independent students for purposes of federal financial aid. Other supports available include fee waivers for Advanced Placement exams, college entrance exams and college application fees.
The school McKinney-Vento liaison determines if a student qualifies as an unaccompanied homeless youth. If a student qualifies, the school McKinney-Vento liaison can provide a verification form of independent status during the student’s senior year of high school.
If a student has graduated high school and would like more information about qualifying for FAFSA independent status, please contact:
- A Shelter Representative (if residing in a shelter environment)
- Financial Aid Administrator Single Point of Contacts (SPOC)
Living in the school dormitory may be considered homeless and eligible for independent student status. Please contact the Financial Aid Administrator for more information.