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Massachusetts Foster Child Grant Program

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  • Scholarship Description
  • The Foster Child Grant Program was funded by the Massachusetts Legislature in 2001. It provides grants 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.

    Eligibility:
    -Be a permanent legal resident of Massachusetts
    -Be a U.S. citizen or non-citizen eligible under Title IV regulations
    -Have applied for financial aid, using the standard Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
    -Be in compliance with Selective Service Registration
    -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
    -Be enrolled full-time (at least 12 credits or its equivalent) in an eligible institution
    -Be in good standing and meet the institution's requirements for satisfactory academic progress
    -Be placed in the custody of the Department of Children and Families through a Care and Protection Petition
    -Be under the age of twenty-five (25) at the start of the academic year
    -Have signed a voluntary agreement with the Department of Social Services establishing terms and conditions for receiving such aid

    Eligible institutions include public, private, independent, for-profit or non-profit institution in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and the continental United States authorized to offer undergraduate degrees or certificate programs. The institution must be accredited and eligible to participate in the federal Title IV programs.

    For more information or to apply, please visit the scholarship provider's website.
  • Contact
  • Massachusetts Department of Higher Education
  • 454 Broadway Suite 200
  • Revere, MA 02151
  • osfa@osfa.mass.edu
  • 617-391-6070

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