7 Student Unusual Circumstances
Do unusual circumstances prevent the student from contacting their parents or would contacting their parents pose a risk to the student? This information will help us evaluate the student’s ability to pay for school.
A student may be experiencing unusual circumstances if they:
- Left home due to an abusive or threatening environment;
- Are abandoned by or estranged from their parents, and have not been adopted;
- Have refugee or asylee status and are separated from their parents, or their parents are displaced in a foreign country;
- Are a victim of human trafficking;
- Are incarcerated, or their parents are incarcerated, and contact with the parents would pose a risk to the student; or
- Are otherwise unable to contact or locate their parents, and have not been adopted.
If the student’s circumstances resulted in their not having a safe, stable place to live, they may be considered a homeless youth and should review the answer to question 6 about being unaccompanied and homeless.