Georgia Program for Students Who Face College Barriers Gets Cash Infusion
Embark Georgia, an organization that improves college access and retention for students who have been in foster care or homeless, got $1.5 million.
Former Foster Youth in California Colleges Will Receive Support After Age 26
There's now no age cap on California's NextUp program, which helps former foster youth get through college, if they started school by age 26.
Under a New Law, These Minnesota Foster Youth are College-Bound, Tuition-Free
A look at some of the Minnesota students headed to higher education thanks to a new law providing grants to cover their college costs.
Interrogating the Systems that Force Foster Youth to be Resilient
We can’t keep celebrating “resilient” foster youth if we are not actively removing the systems in place that marginalize them, writes Kenyon Lee Whitman.
Mississippi Senate to Vote on College Scholarship Bill for Foster Youth
A Mississippi bill being considered by the state Senate would create a short-term scholarship program for students who spent their teens in foster care.
Consumer Finance Agency Digs Into Questionable Direct Student Loan Practices
Federal watchdogs are keeping a close eye on the potentially predatory loan practices of some post-secondary institutions.
Delaware to Offer Free State College to Former Foster Youth
Beginning next spring, some Delaware students who were previously in foster care will have access to cost-free college.
In Wealthy Silicon Valley, College Students Have Seen Hardship through the Pandemic
Some college students in Silicon Valley, one of the wealthiest enclaves in the nation, have faced obstacles that have mounted during the deadly COVID-19 pandemic.