S.1795 - The Higher Education Access and Success for Homeless and Foster Youth ActPatty Murray, Rob Portman
S. 1795 would help homeless and foster youth access higher education through removing barriers to financial aid, as well as increase support on campuses through housing assistance and resources to connect students to services.
- Streamlines the application and verification process for financial aid for homeless unaccompanied youth
- Requires colleges and universities designate to single points of contact to assist homeless and foster youth to access and complete higher education and connect them with resources; and
- Requires colleges and universities develop a plan to assist homeless and foster youth to access housing resources during and between academic terms
- Improves support and coordination in college access programs