recorded webinars

Below you will find recorded webinars provided by NCHE.

Webinar Title Topic
McKinney-Vento 101: Knowing and Applying the Law

 In this webinar, NCHE presenters discuss the educational rights and protections provided to  eligible students under the McKinney-Vento Act. Participants discuss scenarios and ask questions to assist in applying the knowledge presented.

  Topics include:

- Determining Eligibility
- Immediate Enrollment
- School Selection
- Transportation
- Unaccompanied Homeless Youth
- Coordination with Title IA

Presenters: NCHE Staff


Paving the Way to College for Students Experiencing Homelessness

 Presenters review important information about  supports available to homeless youth as they seek to attend college. Viewers can hope to gain a better understanding of:

- Fee waiver options for college entrance exam and college application fees
- The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) process for both accompanied and unaccompanied homeless youth
- College Cost Reduction and Access Act provisions pertaining to unaccompanied homeless youth and the FAFSA
- Options for seeking financial assistance beyond federal financial aid; and
- Options for undocumented youth wishing to attend college

Presenters:
- Christina Dukes, Program Specialist, NCHE
- Jennifer Martin, Director of Content Management, NASFAA


Supporting the Education of Unaccompanied Homeless Students

In this webinar, NCHE staff review the main points of the McKinney-Vento Act referring to the education of unaccompanied students experiencing homelessness. Presenters also highlight important points of other federal laws dealing with the education of unaccompanied students, including the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act and the College Cost Reduction and Access Act.

Supporting Unaccompanied Homeless Youth in Accessing Higher Education

This webinar, geared towards the homeless education community, provides important information about Higher Education Act provisions allowing unaccompanied homeless youth to apply for federal financial aid for college as independent students.

Topics include:

 - A brief primer on the McKinney-Vento Act and unaccompanied homeless youth
- Determining independent student status for unaccompanied homeless youth filling out the FAFSA
- Building community collaboration to support unaccompanied homeless college students

Presenters:
- Christina Dukes, Program Specialist, NCHE
- Mark Delorey, Director of Financial Aid, Western Michigan University