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Foster Care and Higher Education

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Pre-College Programs

MSU Pre-College Summer Camp

Summer Youth Employment Program SYEP

College Retention Programs



Financial Aid & Scholarship Programs



The Chafee program for foster care benefits (including the Education and Training Voucher (ETV) benefits) is authorized under Title IV-E of the Social Security Act.  These benefits are considered excludable income under section 480(e)(4) of the Higher Education Act (HEA). 

Specifically, ETV is not to be included as a resource and the amount of the resource should not be reported as a scholarship or grant on the 1098T. Please refer to IFAP DCL ID:  GEN-13-18

Tuition Waivers

State-based Scholarships