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Guide: FAQ for Dear Colleague Letter on Eligible Noncitizen Update – Afghan Arrivals Education

Author(s): U.S. Department of Education (ED)
Date: July 20, 2022
Topic(s): Adult Education
Subtopic(s): Higher Education
These resources include the Dear Colleague Letter from the Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, Planning, and Innovation of the Department of Education and a FAQ sheet to provide a clearer understanding of updated policies related to Afghan newcomer students.

Blog Post: Can Afghan Newcomers Access Title IV, Federal Student Aid? Answering FAQ’s About New Guidance from the U.S. Department of Education

Author(s): Lindsay Dusard, Switchboard
Date: July 11, 2022
Topic(s): Adult Education
Subtopic(s): Higher Education
As Afghan newcomers begin to find their footing here in the United States, many will explore options for postsecondary and career and technical education. Accessing Title IV, Federal student aid through the U.S. Department of Education can offer critical assistance in financing these goals and aspirations. The Dear Colleague letter released by the U.S. Department …

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Archived Webinar: Keeping the Promise: Higher Education and Afghan Newcomers

Author(s): U.S. Department of Education (ED)
Date: March 4, 2022
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Higher Education
This webinar explored how higher education partners can extend their services to Afghan evacuees and refugees more broadly and support their successful transition into our country and respective communities; how institutions and systems are rising to the occasion and providing an array of supports and opportunities to Afghan evacuees, such as school supplies for children, …

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Toolkit: Guide for Universities

Author(s): University Alliance on Refugees and At-Risk Migrants (UARRM)
Date: June 1, 2021
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Higher Education
Universities can facilitate refugees’ access to their campuses by offering scholarship/mentorship programs for refugee students. This toolkit gives universities necessary background information on challenges facing refugees when accessing higher education in the U.S. throughout the educational pipeline: pre-admission, after admission, and post-graduation. It also provides recommendations on addressing these challenges to make U.S. campuses more …

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Toolkit: Guide for Student Advocates

Author(s): University Alliance on Refugees and At-Risk Migrants (UARRM)
Date: May 31, 2021
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Higher Education
College students have a unique role to play as advocates for refugees as they can help address some of the challenges and obstacles refugees often encounter in their higher education pursuits. This toolkit provides suggestions and resources to help promote accessibility to higher education, create welcoming campuses, and support opportunities for long-term integration.

Archived Webinar: The Golden Ticket: Accessing Financial Aid for Refugee Youth and Adults

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 11, 2021
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Higher Education
Hosted on March 11, 2021, the training was delivered by Lindsay Dusard, Program Associate, AnLar; with participation from Aaron Washington, Management and Program Analyst at the Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE), U.S. Department of Education; and David Bartnicki, Policy Specialist at Federal Student Aid (FSA), U.S. Department of Education.   For many refugee youth and …

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Toolkit: Accessing Federal Student Aid for Refugee Youth and Adults: Resources and Tips for Successful Application Processing

Author(s): Switchboard
Date: March 9, 2021
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Higher Education
The cost of postsecondary education continues to rise each year. For many refugee youth and adults, accessing financial aid determines whether they will be able to pursue their postsecondary academic goals. While supporting clients in applying for financial aid can be a daunting task, having a strong understanding of the policies and requirements can make …

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Archived Webinar: What Now? Post-High School, College & Career Readiness for Refugee Youth

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
Date: September 11, 2018
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Employment
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Higher Education
Watch this webinar to gain insight into ways to prepare refugee students for higher education and careers, including involving refugee parents in decision making. Presenters also shared promising practices among programs serving refugee youth transitioning to adulthood.

Tip Sheet: Financial Aid for Refugee and Asylee Students

Author(s): NASFAA
Date: April 9, 2018
Topic(s): Adult Education, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): Higher Education
Refugee and asylee students face unique challenges in their quests to obtain postsecondary education. This tip sheet provides answers to pressing questions that can assist refugee and asylee students in determining if enrollment in postsecondary education is possible. This tip sheet answers questions like: What do I need from the Department of Homeland Security to …

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Tip Sheet: Tip Sheet for Financial Aid Administrators Working with Refugee and Asylee Students

Author(s): NASFAA
Date: April 9, 2018
Topic(s): Adult Education, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): Higher Education
Refugee and asylee students face unique challenges in their quests to obtain postsecondary education. This tip sheet is designed to help financial aid administrators working with this population with some of the questions they may have processing the free application for federal student aid (FAFSA) for these students.