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Unaccompanied Youth/Youth Experiencing Homelessness

If you are experiencing homelessness or have been homeless, then applying for college admissions and financial aid will require additional steps. Make sure to communicate with the college’s financial aid office and your school counselor or college adviser to assist you with this process so that you can get the necessary resources and maximum financial aid available to you. Contact your school counselor for any additional resources available to unaccompanied students/students experiencing homelessness through your school or community.


  • Family and Youth Services Bureau supports the organizations and communities that work every day to reduce the risk of youth homelessness, adolescent pregnancy and domestic violence. There are many resources available on their website for homeless youth.
  • Homeless Program Monitoring entitles children who are experiencing homelessness to a free, appropriate public education and requires schools to remove barriers to their enrollment, attendance, and success in school. This Act protects all students who do not have a fixed, regular and adequate residence.
  • NC Homeless Education Program students web page offers many resources for students experiencing homelessness.
  • National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) operates the U.S. Department of Education’s technical assistance and information center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program.
  • United Way of North Carolina is a state organization representing 52 United Way organizations in North Carolina. Their mission is to increase the capability of the United Way system to improve the quality of human life in North Carolina.