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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.

Guide: Welcome to the United States: A Guide for New Immigrants

Author(s): U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)
Date: December 21, 2017
Topic(s): Adult Education, Employment, Financial Capabilities, Health, Housing, Immigration Legal Needs, Safety
Subtopic(s): Adjustment of Status, Citizenship, Emergency Preparedness, English Language Skills, Healthcare, Higher Education, Landlords
This guide includes practical information to help New Americans settle into everyday life in the United States. It also contains basic civics and know your rights (KYR) information. Topics include: Federal Departments and Agencies The United States Today Federal Holidays Your Rights and Responsibilities as a Legal Permanent Resident (LPR) Maintaining Your Permanent Resident Status …

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Guide: Raising Teens in a New Country: A Guide for the Whole Family

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
Date: July 1, 2017
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Health, Mental Health and Wellness
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Wellbeing, Higher Education, Sexual and Reproductive Health, Substance Misuse
This guide was created for parents and teens who are new to the U.S. and for the service providers working with them. The teen years are a time when children learn important lessons and skills that will help them as they develop into adults. This is also a time when parents’ and teens’ relationships can …

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Blog Post: Overcoming the Financial Challenge of Higher Education

Author(s): Bridging Refugee Youth and Children's Services (BRYCS)
Date: May 1, 2016
Topic(s): Adult Education, Child, Youth, and Family Services, Financial Capabilities
Subtopic(s): Child and Youth Education, Higher Education
This blog post was written by Bridging Refugee Youth and Children’s Services (BRYCS) and is included as an archived post on the Switchboard blog. Are you one of the 3.8 million college-aged immigrants in the U.S.? Although a college education that may not have been available in your home country is now a possibility, you …

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