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Live, Interactive Group Online Training

live, interactive group trainingLive, interactive group online training allows you to review training materials in a group setting, with opportunities to ask questions and interact with others. Live, interactive group trainings take place on a designated date at a designated time.

About NCHE Webinars

NCHE hosts webinars regularly so that participants can train from the comfort of their office, without the expense and logistical issues that can accompany face-to-face training. NCHE webinars focus on issues related to the education of children and youth experiencing homelessness. During NCHE webinars, presenters explain important concepts, while also giving participants the opportunity to ask questions and interact with each other.

NCHE Webinar Participation: Equipment/Technology Needed

To participate in a NCHE webinar, you must have a computer with internet access. You can connect to webinar audio by calling into the conference call number provided once you register or via your computer speakers and microphone. Those connecting to audio via telephone can ask questions via the questions pane or over the phone. Those connecting to audio via computer speakers and microphone can only ask questions via the questions pane. If you call in using your phone, the cost of the webinar is that of the long distance phone call (usually around $5-10, but varies according to your long distance carrier and plan).

To register, please click on the hyperlink in the Registration column in the table below for the webinar in which you wish to participate and follow the instructions provided.

Register for a NCHE Webinar

Homeless Youths' Access to Federal Student Aid for College
Tuesday, July 26, 2016 | 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT (please adjust for your time zone)

Description: In this webinar, staff members from the U.S. Department of Education and the National Center for Homeless Education will summarize key points related to homeless youths' access to federal financial aid for college. Topics to be covered include:
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) Basics
  • FAFSA changes for 2017-2018, including the new "early FAFSA" and "prior prior tax year" practices
  • An overview of the calculation of federal aid for dependent and independent students
  • Determining and documenting independent student status for unaccompanied homeless youth
  • Resources for more information Presenters also will provide ample time for attendee questions.
Presenters: Kerri Moseley-Hobbs, Office of Federal Student Aid, U.S. Department of Education
John McLaughlin, Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program, U.S. Department of Education
Christina Dukes, National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE)

NCHE Coffee Break: Understanding Doubled-Up
Friday, August 19, 2016 | 2:00 PM - 2:45 PM ET (please adjust for your time zone)

Description: In this 45-minute coffee break, participants will join presenters from the National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) in an exploration of the issue of doubling-up. Doubled-up is the informal wording used to describe a concept included in the McKinney-Vento Act's definition of homeless. It refers to shared living arrangements, some of which may be considered homeless, while others may not be, depending on various factors. In this session, designed to provide professional development in a convenient and interactive online format, participants will explore some of these factors in greater detail and have the opportunity to ask questions about concepts covered throughout the session.

Presenters: NCHE Staff

Paving the Way to College for Students Experiencing Homelessness
Thursday, August 25, 2016 | 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM EST (please adjust for your time zone)

Description: In this interactive webinar, presenters will review important information about supports available to homeless youth as they seek to attend college. Attendees can hope to gain a better understanding of:
  • Fee waiver options for college entrance exam and college application fees
  • The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) process for both accompanied and unaccompanied homeless youth
  • College Cost Reduction and Access Act provisions pertaining to unaccompanied homeless youth and the FAFSA
  • Options for seeking financial assistance beyond federal financial aid
  • Options for undocumented youth wishing to attend college
Attendees will have the opportunity to interact with presenters and fellow attendees through interactive polls and discussion periods.

Presenters: NCHE Staff
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The National Center for Homeless Education (NCHE) is the U.S. Department of Education's technical assistance center for the federal Education for Homeless Children and Youth (EHCY) Program. NCHE is housed at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

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