Accessing Federal Student Aid for Newcomer Youth and Adults: The Latest Guidance from the U.S. Department of Education
Navigating federal student aid has always been a challenge, particularly for refugees, asylees, and other humanitarian immigrants. The recent humanitarian parolee programs only contribute to the complexity. This webinar will build upon Switchboard’s archived webinar The Golden Ticket: Accessing Financial Aid for Refugee Youth and Adults by reviewing the basics of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) while also interpreting the latest guidance on Afghan, Ukrainian, Cuban, Haitian, Venezuelan, and Nicaraguan newcomers’ eligibility. An updated version of the toolkit Accessing Federal Student Aid for Refugee Youth and Adults will accompany the webinar.
The presentation will be followed by a Q&A panel discussion featuring special guests from the U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid (FSA) Office and Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE).
Is this webinar for me?
This webinar is geared toward frontline and management staff of organizations who support resettled youth and adults in accessing postsecondary education and/or career pathway programs, or those who are considering adding FAFSA support services to their current programs.
Why should I participate?
After participating in this 90-minute session, you will be able to:
- Summarize the purpose and process of submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
- Identify common obstacles to obtaining federal financial aid and strategies for overcoming them
- Determine which legal statuses currently qualify as eligible noncitizens for Federal Student Aid purposes
- Locate and share additional resources for accessing funding for postsecondary education and/or career pathway programs
Register in advance for this webinar: HERE
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing instructions for joining the webinar.