Chafee Educational and Training Voucher (ETV) Program
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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 studentís financial need, which is calculated in accordance with the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended.

Eligibility Requirements

You must:

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. Have been in the foster care system or under the care of a legal guardian and adopted after age 16; and
  4. Be enrolled in an eligible postsecondary institution; and
  5. Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for each year you are in college.
Renewal Requirements

You must:

  1. 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
  2. Continue to make satisfactory academic progress in your program of study; and
  3. Submit a FAFSA for each year you are in college.
How to Apply

You must:

  1. Submit your FAFSA and consult with your collegeís financial aid office.