Return To FAFSA Guide
56.  At any time on or after July 1, 2017, did your high school or school district homeless liaison determine that you were an unaccompanied youth who was homeless or were self-supporting and at risk of being homeless? See Notes page 10.
  • Yes
  • No

57.  At any time on or after July 1, 2017, 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? See Notes page 10.

  • Yes
  • No

58.  At any time on or after July 1, 2017, did the director of a runaway or homeless youth basic center or transitional living program determine that you were an unaccompanied youth who was homeless or were self-supporting and at risk of being homeless? See Notes page 10

  • Yes
  • No

Why are they asking this information?

These questions aim to determine if you are considered homeless at the time of application, which will help to determine your dependency status.

How to answer this question / fill out this section

There are several options to choose in this section. You will select “Yes” if one of the following is true based on the criteria below:

  • Homeless means lacking fixed, regular and adequate housing, which includes living in shelters, motels, cars, or parks, or temporarily living with other people because you had nowhere else to go. This includes situations such as fleeing an abusive parent who would otherwise provide you with financial support and a place to live.
  • Unaccompanied means you are not living in the physical custody of your parent or guardian.
  • Youth means you are 21 years of age or younger or you are still enrolled in high school as of the you sign the FAFSA application.

John Haggerty lives in Philadelphia and is currently employed at Swarthmore College, located in the suburbs of Philadelphia, and comes in ranked #4 in the 2017 edition of Best Colleges in National Liberal Arts Colleges. He has 8 years experience in financial aid. John loves working in higher education knowing that he might play a small part in helping students along their path through college and into the world.

john-haggerty-fafsa-1.png

Want The Answers To Every FAFSA Question?

Here's A Step-By-Step Guide From Our Financial Aid Expert!