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Fund Your Future

CHAFEE GRANT FOR

FOSTER YOUTH

CHAFEE APPLICATIONS ARE DEADLINE FREE

Students that are or were in foster care and

have financial need may qualify for up to

$5,000 a year for career and technical training

or college.

Chafee Grant students may use the grant to help pay for child

care, transportation, and rent while enrolled in school. The

Chafee Grant may be used at any eligible California college

or university, career or technical school, as well as schools in

other states.

To qualify for a Chafee Grant, a student must be a current or

former foster youth and not have reached his or her 22nd

birthday as of July 1 of the award year. The court must have

established dependency status between the ages of 16

and 18. (KinGap youth, adopted youth, guardian placement,

and voluntary placement may not be eligible for the Chafee

Grant, unless court dependence was established, at any time,

between the ages of 16 and 18). The California Department of

Social Services verifies foster youth eligibility status.

The Chafee Grant is federal and state funded with a current

Chafee Grant amount of up to $5,000 per academic year,

not to exceed cost of attendance. The final award amount

will be determined based on the college of attendance and

enrollment status. The Chafee Grant may be used with other

financial aid awards such as a Cal Grant, California Dream

Act Application, or Middle Class Scholarship. Visit

www. chafee.csac.ca.gov .

MIDDLE CLASS SCHOLARSHIP

(MCS)

OCTOBER 1 – MARCH 2 MCS DEADLINE

FAFSA OR CADA ARE REQUIRED TO QUALIFY

The Middle Class Scholarship will provide

up to 40% of statewide fees and tuition for

undergraduate students and those pursuing

an undergraduate teaching credential at the

University of California (UC) and California

State University (CSU) campuses for families

with assets and income up to $156,000

(adjusted annually with the Consumer Price

Index (CPI) that do not qualify for other financial

aid programs.

All students must complete a Free Application for Federal

Student Aid (FAFSA) at

www.fafsa.gov or

California Dream

Act Application (CADAA) at

www.caldreamact.org no

later

than the March 2 deadline.

The Middle Class Scholarship will supplement students’

current financial aid packages and students must maintain

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). The Middle Class

Scholarship is fully implemented in 2017-18. Student

participation in the Middle Class Scholarship is limited

to four (4) years.

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