Student Homelessness Questions
This question asks whether any of the entities listed have made a determination at any time on or after July 1, 2019, that you were an unaccompanied youth who was homeless, or were self-supporting and at risk of being homeless.
Homeless means lacking fixed, regular, and adequate housing. You may be homeless if you’re living in shelters, parks, motels, hotels, public spaces, camping grounds, cars, abandoned buildings, or you’re temporarily living with other people because you have nowhere else to go. Also, if you’re living in any of these situations and fleeing an abusive parent, you might be considered homeless even if your parent would otherwise provide a place to live.
Unaccompanied means you’re not living in the physical custody of your parent or guardian.
- Your high school or school district homeless liaison
- The director of an emergency shelter or transitional housing program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
- The director of a runaway or homeless youth basic center or transitional living program
If you’re not homeless or you don’t have a determination from any of the entities listed, select “None of the above.”
You should contact the financial aid administrator at the college or career school you plan to attend if you need help answering this question.
Note: The financial aid administrator at your college or career school might require you to provide a copy of the determination.