Need money for school?

ETV provides additional money for college or training programs to help young adults in foster care. Eligible students may receive up to $5,000 a year for qualified school-related expenses. Funding is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, based on need. Apply here today! Want more information? See our Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) below!

The Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program provides foster youth up to $5,000 a year ($5,000 for full-time students and up to $2,500 for part-time students) for college and vocational training based on financial need. Eligible recipients have a maximum of five years to receive benefits (or until their 26th birthday once enrolled in a post-secondary education program before their 21st birthday). Funding is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible students who show a need.

ETV is administered in Maryland by Foster Success Education Services who provides various services for students such as academic guidance, mentoring, budgeting, and monthly support meetings.

To apply, you must complete an application for ETV by clicking here. ETV applicants must also complete FAFSA and the financial aid release form with their respective colleges.

Yes. Funding is dependent on the student making satisfactory progress towards completion of their program and providing documentation needed for the program. Students must be accepted or enrolled in a degree, certificate, or other accredited program at a college, university, technical, or vocational school.

ETV awards are based on school attendance and the number of credits students are taking. If they withdraw from any classes, they MUST inform ETV immediately as their funds may need to be adjusted.

  • Tuition and school fees (at a private institution or training program)
  • Room and board for on campus or off-campus housing
  • Textbooks
  • Uniforms
  • School supplies
  • Childcare
  • Transportation



To be eligible for ETV funding, students must show proof that they are advancing towards their educational degrees or certification. Therefore, ETV requires an official transcript for each term a student is funded. ETV funding will NOT be disbursed until the student’s transcript has been received.

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