Caregiver Online Training/Helping Youth Apply for Federal & State Aid

Online Training

Now Available!

Helping Foster Youth Apply for Federal and State College Aid

Training Objectives:

· Provide basic information on support services available to foster youth

· Connect caregivers (and youth) to community resources, including Designated College Support Staff

· Review the process for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

o Provides information on the College Cost Reduction Act; and

o Q&A tipsheets for FAFSA questions specifically related to foster youth

· Provide information on foster youth specific college aid including: Governors’ Scholarship, Chafee Education and Training Voucher program, Passport for Foster Youth Promise Scholarship, Foster Care to 21 and Medicaid to 21

This training is for caregivers with adolescent youth in their homes (especially those in grades 11 & 12).

Click on the following link to take this training –

http://www.dshs.wa.gov/video/ca/federalaid/player.html

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