The Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) Program awards up to $5,000
annually during the academic
year to qualified students who have been in the foster
care system so they can pursue an academic college education or technical
and skill training in college to be prepared to enter the workforce. The actual
award amount is determined by the student’s financial need, which is calculated
in accordance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.
- Be ages 16 to 21, unless you were participating in the Chafee ETV Program
at age 21 in which case you can receive ETVs until you are 23; and
- Be in the foster
care system, or aged out of the foster
care system, or have been under the care of a legal guardian; or
- Have been in the foster
care system or under the care of a legal guardian and adopted after age
- Be enrolled in an eligible postsecondary
- Submit a Free Application
for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for each year you are in college.
- Not have attained the age of 21, or the age of 23 if you were receiving a Chafee ETV at the age of 21 and received the Chafee ETV continuously; and
- Continue to make satisfactory academic progress in your program of study; and
- Submit a FAFSA for
each year you are in college.
- Submit your FAFSA
and consult with your college’s financial aid office.