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Financial Aid
 
Find out if you can get free tuition waivers. If you aged out of foster care, or if you were adopted after 1997, or if you were placed in permanent legal custody away from your biological families, you may be eligible for FREE tuition for as long as it takes you to get your bachelor’s degree. Ask your parents, guardians, social workers or even your counselors. If you are in foster care, find out who the Juvenile Court Contact (JCC) is at your school.  If you are not eligible for a tuition waiver, below are additional resources to help you finance your education.
 
Resources
 
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required by many colleges, universities, and technical schools if you are looking for help in paying your tuition. This site steps you through the process of filling out the FAFSA to get an early estimate on your eligibility for federal student aid.
 
FinAid, The SmartStudent Guide to Financial Aid, is one of the most comprehensive free resources for information, advice, and tools about student financial aid, college scholarships, and education loans.
 
Explore schools and careers, learn how to improve your test scores, and find scholarship money to help you pay for your education with assistance from the Princeton Review.
Description:  In the “What To Do” section of this site you can get information on finding the right school for you, taking the tests for admissions and applying to college.
 
Description:  Information on registering for the SAT’s and practice tests to help you prepare.
 
Description:  Learn the necessary steps to get to college
 
 
Well the first thing to know before entering a college is to know your options:
 
  • Know the schools that will offer Financial Aid that will support you on your Road to Education.
  • Find out how you can take an Aptitude Test to find out what you are good at. This will help you determine what major you will be interested in, instead of starting in one field and changing your major because you weren’t sure what you wanted to study from the beginning.
  • As a young person making a decision on College, I suggest you get help from college advisors before you make a decision that you will have to pay for later.
  • As a Former Foster Youth I want to advise you to go to a college that accepts your Tuition Waiver to save you the headache of paying tuition that you can’t afford.
  • Always have an open mind about college. College is what you make it. It may be a little difficult in the beginning, so that’s why I advise you to ask for help and not go it alone if you don’t have to.
  • There will be a CPT placement test to take before you get started the enrollment process. This test is to find out where you are in terms of education level.
  • You then talk to a college advisor and that’s when college begins.
I am happy for your strong will to make your life better and to continue the educational process. As a former foster youth, this will make life feel easier when you finally complete a degree. Then you might want to pursue more education. We are here to get you started on the first step. GO HARD or GO HOME!!