Postsecondary Education Resources for Youth in and Transitioning Out of the Child Welfare System.
Foster Care & Education Q & A.
Legal Center for Foster Care and Education. ABA Center on Children and the Law. Education Law Center (Philadelphia, Pa.). Juvenile Law Center (Philadelphia, Pa.).
This fact sheet explains the postsecondary education challenges faced by youth transitioning out the foster care system, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and how financial eligibility is calculated for students involved in the child welfare system. Information is provided on Education Training Vouchers that can provide foster care students with up to $5,000 towards attending a postsecondary program of education or training, tuition waivers that State offer to foster youth, eligibility for tuition waivers, supportive services or on-campus programs designed to assist former foster youth when they are enrolled in college, and federally funded TRIO grants to postsecondary programs to increase college retention and graduation rates for low-income students. A checklist is provided to help current and transitioning foster youth attend and complete postsecondary education and training programs.
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