About this resource

The Education & Training Voucher also known as ETV is federal grant money that is specifically provided to most young people who have experienced foster care and are enrolled in either a community college, a university, and or a vocational school. ET Voucher can help to pay for classes, books, housing, etc.

UPDATE APRIL 2021

Due to COVID-19, there has been an increase in Pandemic Relief funds, some of which has been given specifically to ETV to support former foster youth/alumni. With the Pandemic support came less restrictive eligibility. One of those supports is by increasing the ETV eligibility age permanently to support foster alumni until 26 years old.

**Please find more information about Arizona's Pandemic Relief for Former and Current Foster Youth, here: https://www.fosterclub.com/resources/arizona-pandemic-relief

Eligibility

  • You must be a current or former foster youth who:
    • was in U.S. foster care on or after your 16th birthday for ETV (14th for Tuition Waiver), OR
    • was adopted from U.S. foster care with the adoption finalized after your 16th birthday for ETV (14th for Tuition Waiver).
  • You must be a U.S. citizen or qualified non-citizen.
  • You must be a resident of Arizona.
  • Your personal assets (bank account, car, home, etc.) cannot be over $10,000.
  • Has accessed ETV funding less than the 5 year limit (consecutive or intermittent).
  • If you are in good standing and progressing towards earning a credential, you remain eligible for funding until your 26th birthday (23rd for Tuition Waiver).