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Education
|Tools and Toolkits
These guides are intended to complement the Financial Aid Guide for California Foster Youth with screenshots of the actual FAFSA and California Dream Act Application (CADAA) applications and detailed instructions.
Last Updated Nov 10, 2022
Education
|Webinar
This webinar provides a “how-to” on how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and California Dream Act Application (CADAA) to assist those working with foster youth. It reviews the 2023-2024 FAFSA, page by page, with new screenshots illustrating changes to the application since last year.
Last Updated Oct 26, 2022
Education
|Video
Student Spotlights: Learn more about completing the FAFSA, the types of aid available, and steps to maintaining financial aid from a student’s perspective.
Last Updated Oct 25, 2022
Education
|Webinar
This webinar provided a “how-to” on completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and California Dream Act Application (CADAA) to assist those working with homeless youth. It reviewed the 2023-2024 FAFSA, page by page, with new screenshots illustrating changes to the application since last year.
Last Updated Oct 19, 2022
Education
|Tools and Toolkits
The financial aid process no longer has to feel intimidating and confusing; JBAY has assembled a variety of resources that help take the mystery out of applying for and keeping financial aid.
Last Updated Oct 17, 2022
Housing & Homelessness
|Webinar
This webinar discussed the 2022 policy changes and budget expansion of the Housing Navigation & Maintenance Program (HNMP), prompted by the goal of enabling counties to utilize HNMP to serve former foster youth with specialized federal Housing Choice Vouchers.
Last Updated Oct 12, 2022
Education
|Webinar
This webinar provides an overview of the provisions related to homelessness and foster care, summarizes the broader changes to financial aid policy, provides timelines for implementation, offers opportunities to ask questions, and provides helpful practice resources. Presenters include representatives from Schoolhouse Connection, Juvenile Law Center, and Debbie Raucher, Director of Education at JBAY.
Last Updated Oct 1, 2022
Education
|Fact Sheet
The California Foster Youth FAFSA/CADAA Challenge is a statewide campaign launched by John Burton Advocates for Youth in partnership with the California Department of Education and the California Community College Chancellor’s Office. This page contains select resources designed for FYSCPs related to the FAFSA/CADAA Challenge.
Last Updated Oct 1, 2022
Education
|Tools and Toolkits
The financial aid process no longer has to feel intimidating and confusing; JBAY has assembled a variety of resources that help take the mystery out of applying for and keeping financial aid.
Last Updated Sep 29, 2022
Education
|Tools and Toolkits
JBAY, in partnership SchoolHouse Connection, developed this toolkit for high school counselors as they support students experiencing homelessness with completing the FAFSA/CADAA. The toolkit includes tip sheets, a FAFSA/CADAA screening tool for homeless and foster youth, a timeline for financial aid and college applications, a sample Unaccompanied Homeless Youth Determination Letter, and frequently asked questions high school counselors may encounter.
Last Updated Sep 29, 2022
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