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.
For Foster Youths at Calif. Universities, Procedural Snags Delay Crucial Chafee Benefits
Federal dollars meant to assist California foster youth with college are being held up by an unsigned agreement between two state agencies, leaving financially strapped students with a $2,500 hole as they returned to classes this month.