California Looks to Expand Financial Aid Access for Foster Youth
A California legislator is looking to amend the state’s college aid program for foster youth so it covers more students and loses fewer of them to academic problems. The Chafee Education and Training Voucher (ETV) is a federal-state match program that provides up to $5,000 per year to current or former foster youth to help with the costs of college.
California Budget Expands Support for Foster Youth with Children or in College
The new California state budget signed into law this week by Gov. Jerry Brown includes a pair of measures that advocates hope will support foster youth pursuing higher education and help parenting foster youth succeed.