Homeless Student Resources

Students sometimes find themselves in a living situation that is unstable and inadequate. This may include living in a shelter, a motel, a vehicle, camping, “couch-surfing” between friends' apartments or homes, or in other accommodations not normally used as a residence. This is sometimes referred to as lacking a fixed or permanent residence, or being highly mobile, and it is a common problem among college students.

A student who lacks fixed, regular and adequate nighttime residence or whose primary nighttime residence is a public or private shelter designed to provide temporary residence for individuals intended to be institutionalized, or a public or private place not designed for, or ordinarily used as a regular sleeping accommodation for human beings, may be exempt from paying tuition and fees, and may be eligible for other support services and accommodations.

If you find yourself in this situation or know someone who is, the starting point for accessing services at LTCC is through the Executive Dean of Student Success, located inside the One-Stop Office in the Main Building. The Dean will work with students to determine their individual needs and coordinate access to available resources. These may include use of or referral to the following services:

  • Financial Aid – including assistance to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and guidance and support to determine financial aid dependency status
  • Referrals as needed to other campus-based support services
  • Referral to off-campus resources based on the individual student’s interests and needs