Over one million young people in the United States currently face homelessness, and many do not have an adult in the picture to provide guidance or assistance when it becomes time to think about higher education.
The College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007 is a significant piece of legislation for homeless youth, providing more access to financial aid and programs designed to make attaining a college education easier. Countless other programs and resources catering specifically to homeless youth are also available. These services ensure access not only to education, but also to other important components of success, such as year-round housing, food and clothing, employment, and basic medical care.
Find more information on these resources at Help for Homeless College Students — Affordable Colleges Online.
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