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Homeless or at Risk of Homelessness


Your FAFSA application was submitted without parental information because you indicated that you are homeless or at risk of homelessness. A financial aid administrator will be contacting you to determine that you meet both of the following conditions necessary to be considered homeless and therefore, do not need to provide parental information.

  • You are homeless, which means you are lacking fixed, regular and adequate housing, which includes living in shelters, parks, motels, hotels, public spaces, camping grounds, cars, abandoned buildings, or temporarily living with other people because you had 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 otherwise provide a place to live;
  • You are unaccompanied, which means you are not living in the physical custody of your parent or guardian.

What you should do:

  • If you are able to get written evidence of your situation from people like school counselors, social workers, service providers, or clergy. If you do not have current documentation, then a financial aid administrator will be contacting you to schedule an interview.
  • If you are not able to obtain written evidence of your homeless status, your financial aid administrator may make a determination about your status based on a documented interview with you.

Submit Documentation to UTSA:

2021-2022
1. Print and complete the Verification of Independent Status Form.
2. Attach all required documentation as indicated on the form according to the item selected. Please submit all documents at the same time, and write your name and Student ID at the top of every document.

2020-2021
1. Print and complete the Confirmation of Independent Status Form.
2. Attach all required documentation as indicated on the form according to the item selected. Please submit all documents at the same time, and write your name and Student ID at the top of every document.

You can submit documentation one of the following ways:

  • Financial Aid Document Uploader
  • U.S. mail to the following mailing address:University of Texas at San Antonio
    Financial Aid and Scholarship Office
    One UTSA Circle
    San Antonio, TX 78249
  • In person or through the drop box outside One Stop Enrollment Center at either the Main or Downtown Campus.

For data security purposes, documents submitted by email or fax cannot be accepted.

If you have questions, please visit our Financial Aid Document Uploader FAQ or contact One Stop at 210-458-8000 or email onestop@utsa.edu

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