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National Clearinghouse on Homeless Youth and Families

State Laws Supporting College Students Experiencing Homelessness

Schoolhouse Connection
Type new
Year published new

This guide provides information about existing state laws that help college students who are experiencing homelessness. Both California and Louisiana require the designation of single points of contact in public colleges and universities. These two states also mandate housing priority be granted to current and former foster care and homeless students. In addition, California law requires priority enrollment for these students. California, Florida, and Maryland offer different tuition and fee waivers to attend college. Colorado and Louisiana have laws related to in-state tuition. As of February 2017, Texas was developing legislation to support students dealing with homelessness. 


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Electronically published journal article, but not part of an issue