At any time on or after July 1, 2018, did the director of an emergency shelter or transitional housing program funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development determine that you were an unaccompanied youth who was homeless or were self-supporting and at risk of being homeless?
This is question 57 on the paper FAFSA.
- Homeless means lacking fixed, regular and adequate housing. You may be homeless if you are living in shelters, parks, motels, hotels, public spaces, camping grounds, cars, abandoned buildings, or temporarily living with other people because you have nowhere else to go. Also, if you are living in any of these situations and fleeing an abusive parent you may be considered homeless even if your parent would otherwise provide a place to live.
- Unaccompanied means you are not living in the physical custody of your parent or guardian.
Check the box if you received a determination at any time on or after July 1, 2018 that you were an unaccompanied youth who was homeless or were self-supporting and at risk of being homeless.
If you are not homeless or do not have a determination, do not check the box.
You should contact the financial aid administrator at the college you plan to attend if you need help answering this question.
Note: The financial aid administrator at your college may require you to provide a copy of the determination.