Welcome to the Foster Youth webpage!
We are so happy that you selected Los Angeles Harbor College as your choice for higher education. Below you can find information about various resources like information about Financial Aid and the Chafee Grant and other useful foster youth links. Should you have any questions, please contact Maria Chavez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Foster Youth Liaison|
What is a Foster Youth Liaison?
A Foster Youth Liaison is a champion for foster youth. He or She is here to help you succeed!
Maria Chavez is your Foster Youth Liaison. She is your contact person while at Los Angeles Harbor College. Maria can help you contact with support services both on and off campus and assist you with getting financial aid! If you are just starting LAHC, please Maria Chavez at (310) 233-4331 or email email@example.com.
The California Chafee Grant Program, also known
as the Education and Training Voucher (ETV), provides up to $5,000 per academic year to current and former foster youth for career and technical training or college courses. The Chafee Grant Program is a federally funded program and is subject to the availability of federal funds each year.
How do I qualify?
To be eligible:
- You must have been in foster care between your 16th and 18th birthday and not have reached your 22nd birthday before July 1 of the award year.
- You must be enrolled in an eligible college or vocational school
- You must be enrolled at least six units (half-time)
- You must enroll in a program at least one academic year long, if you are enrolled at a career or technical school
- You must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
How do I apply?
File two forms:
- Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. You can file online at: www.fafsa.ed.gov
- California Chafee Grant Application. Apply online at: www.chafee.csac.ca.gov
What happens after I apply?
- The California Department of Social Services will verify your Independent Living Program (ILP) status
- The financial aid office will determine your financial aid eligibility
- Once the California Student Aid Commission has reviewed your FAFSA and Chafee Grant Application, they will send you a letter to notify you of your award status
For more information on other services and resources you may be eligible for, please explore these links.
- Independent Living Program
- Department of Children and Family Services
- LA Youth
- California Youth Connection
- Foster Youth Help/ Ombudsman
- Housing Authority of the City of Los Angeles - (HACLA)
- HACLA Application
- Medical for Foster Youth Info Page
- John Burton Foundation
- United Friends of the Children