The heart of this highly sought after publication provides detailed case examples developed with financial aid administrators, NASFAA and Child Welfare representatives for all six of the FAFSA dependency questions. These examples help create a user friendly guide for financial aid advisors, independent living coordinators, guidance counselors, social workers, and others nationwide assisting foster youth and homeless unaccompanied youth navigate the often times confusing world of financial aid. By opening up the opportunity to obtain financial aid, these young adults are able to pursue their dreams of post-secondary education.
An Excerpt of the California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office’s FYSI Manual: A Guide for Financial Aid Administrators. The role one plays in assisting foster youth in obtaining financial aid to continue their education beyond high school cannot be overlooked. This publication contains valuable information that provides clear guidance to those assisting students from foster care complete the FAFSA correctly. Created in collaboration with NASFAA & Casey Family Programs and California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office (CCCCO) Student Financial Assistance Program, in helping youth from foster care and unaccompanied homeless youth successfully complete the FAFSA.
This article explains how an increasing number of young adults are leaving foster care and finding their way to higher education programs, especially at community colleges. Expounding upon the fact that over the past several years, federal, state, local, and institutional initiatives have provided underserved students with increased financial assistance (public and private) and academic and student support services.
The Expanding Role of the Juvenile Court in Determining Educational Outcomes for Foster Children – Ana España & Tracy Fried – Journal of the Center for Families, Children & the Courts – Volume 5 (2004)
The Journal of the Center for Families, Children & the Courts is a periodical dedicated to publishing a full spectrum of viewpoints on issues regarding children, families, and the interplay between these parties and the courts. Focusing on issues of national importance, the journal encourages a dialogue for improving judicial policy in California. This issue specifically focuses on Trends & Developments in the Juvenile Court and the innovative programming and cutting-edge judicial policy to best serve the interest of California’s foster youth.