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N/A
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Foster Child Grant

Description

The Foster Child Grant Program was funded by the Massachusetts Legislature in 2001. It provides grants of up to $6000 annually for foster children to help pay for an education beyond high school at any college or university throughout the continental United States. The grant recipient must have signed an agreement with the Department of Children and Families for care and services beyond age 18. To be eligible for a Foster Child Grant a student must: (1) Be a U.S. Citizen or non-citizen eligible under Title IV regulations; (2) Have applied for financial aid, using the standard Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA); (3) Be in compliance with Selective Service Registration; (4) Not be in default of any federal or state Student Loans for attendance at any institution or owe a refund for any previous financial aid received; (5) Be enrolled full time (at least 12 credits or its equivalent) in an eligible institution; (6) Be in good standing and meet the institution's requirements for satisfactory academic progress; (7) Be placed in the custody of the Department of Children and Families through a Care and Protection Petition; (8) Be under the age of twenty-five (25) at the start of the academic year; (9) Have signed a voluntary agreement with the Department of Social Services establishing terms and conditions for receiving such aid. To apply for the Foster Child Grant, contact the DHE's Office of Student Financial Assistance at (617) 391-6070 or your social worker in the Department of Children and Families.

Amount Details

$6,000
Low Amount Awarded

Eligibility Requirements

  • CheckmarkMust be an undergraduate student
  • CheckmarkMust attend a university, a four-year college or two-year college
  • CheckmarkMust not be older than 24 years old
  • CheckmarkMust study full-time

How to Apply

What you'll need:

  • Checkmark Other - FAFSA (visit the grant webpage to know more about the application materials)
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  • Checkmark Entry In A Contest
Contact osfa@osfa.mass.edu
Tel: 617-391 ext. 6070 Address 75 Pleasant Street
Malden, MA 02148