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Answer “Yes” if you received a determination at any time on or after
July 1, 2011, that you were an unaccompanied youth who was homeless
or, for question 57, at risk of being homeless.
• “Homeless” means lacking fixed, regular and adequate housing. You
may be homeless if you are living in shelters, parks, motels or cars, or
are temporarily living with other people because you have nowhere
else to go. Also, if you are living in any of these situations and fleeing
an abusive parent you may be considered homeless even if your
parent would provide 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 day you sign this application.
Answer “No” if you are not homeless or at risk of being homeless, or do
not have a determination. You should contact your financial aid office
for assistance if you do not have a determination but believe you are an
unaccompanied youth who is homeless or are an unaccompanied youth
providing for your own living expenses who is at risk of being homeless.
The financial aid administrator at your college may require you to
provide a copy of the determination if you answered “Yes” to any of