Foster and adopted youth from Texas have many resources to help them further their education after high school. The most important are the College Tuition and Fee Waiver and the Education and Training Voucher (ETV).
State College Tuition Waiver
The college tuition waiver provides exemptions of tuition and fees at Texas public institutions of higher education for youth formerly in DFPS conservatorship, adopted youth, and certain other youth. [learn more]
Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program
The federal ETV program provides up to $5,000 a year for college expenses such as rent, books, utilities, childcare, computers, transportation, and tuition. [learn more]
Many other scholarships and resources are available for youth who have been in DFPS conservatorship, and DFPS maintains many college partnerships to help foster and adopted youth succeed in higher education.
DFPS also offers the Texas Youth Connection to help foster youth with education and other important areas of development as they prepare for adult living.