Foster Youth

To assist you with completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), review FAFSA Tips for Applicants in Unique Situations provided by the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA).

If you are/were in foster care or another court ordered out of home placement between your 16th and 18th birthday, you may be eligible for up to $5,000 of additional grant assistance through the Chafee Grant.  For more information on this grant and how to apply, visit https://www.chafee.csac.ca.gov/.

If you are not sure if you were in the foster care system, you can contact your state child welfare agency at www.childwelfare.gov/nfcad/

To download a comprehensive PDF containing much more information on Foster Care .