The North Carolina Education and Training Voucher Program is a federally-funded, state-administered program designed to help youth who were in U.S. foster care. Students may receive up to $5,000 a year for qualified school related expenses. Funding is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible students. Applicants must complete the ETV application which includes documentation each semester that is sent directly from the school to ETV confirming enrollment, the cost of attendance (COA) and unmet need.
You must be a current or former foster student who was kin U.S. foster care on or after your 17th birthday or adopted from U.S. foster care with the adoption finalized AFTER your 16th birthday or you were entered into a kinship guardianship placement from foster care on or after your 16th birthday. You must be a U.S. citizen or qualified non-citizen and must be at least 18 to apply. You may reapply for ETV funds, if you have a current grant, up to the age of 26. The maximum number of years a student can receive ETV funding five (5) years, (consecutive or intermittent). You must have been accepted into or be enrolled in a degree, certificate or other accredited program at a college, university, technical, vocational school. To remain eligible for ETV funding, you must show progress toward a degree or certificate.