Answer: Yes. Any institution that offers federal financial aid has to follow the same FAFSA rules. So they have to accept a liaison’s verification of unaccompanied youth status and treat the student as independent for the FAFSA.
Does a private college/university have to acknowledge an unaccompanied youth’s homeless status as part of the FAFSA rules/requirements? Do they have to accept a homeless verification form from a McKinney-Vento liaison?
May 14, 2018 | Q and A