The Chafee Foster Youth Grant

If you were in foster care, for even one day, between the ages of 16 and 18, you may qualify for up to $5,000 a year for college with this grant program.

Chafee Foster Youth Grant Program

Who Can Apply

Students that were in foster care between the ages of 16 and 18 as a dependent or ward of the court. Students who are eligible to complete a FAFSA or California Dream Application, must apply annually.

Annual Amount

$5000 annually (maximum amount). Awards can be used for tuition costs or living expenses such as child care, rent, and transportation for periods of enrollment.

Enrollment Requirements

Must be enrolled at least half-time.

For more information

Review California Chafee Grant for Foster Youth page for eligibility and process.