Many former foster youth are able to go to publicly funded Texas colleges, universities, and vocational schools for FREE with the Tuition and Fee Waiver. Your PAL (Preparation for Adult Living) Worker can help you get your Tuition Waiver. You can find more information about Tuition Waivers for former foster youth here at TexasFosterYouth.org.
The Education and Training Voucher Program (ETV) provides additional money to former foster youth who enroll in college or a training program. Unlike the Tuition Waiver, which does not cover living expenses and school supplies, ETV can be used to help pay for things like housing, food, books, child care, computers, and health care costs in addition to tuition.
To apply, contact your PAL Worker for help, go to www.texasetv.com or call 877-268-4063.