The California Chafee Grant Program gives up to $5,000 annually in free money to foster youth and former foster youth to use for vocational school training or college courses. You don’t have to pay it back, and you can use the money for lots of things like childcare, transportation and rent!
You must be enrolled in a:
And you must keep those grades up, or “maintain satisfactory academic progress.”
To apply, you must:
1. 2011-2112 Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. File online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Students without a Social Security number or who are unable to complete a FAFSA may contact the California Student Aid Commission (Commission) for further instructions and assistance, AND
2. California Chafee Grant Program Application. Log on to the Commission’s Chafee Grant Program Web site at: www.chafee.csac.ca.gov. There, you can fill out the online application and submit it electronically, or call the Commission and ask for an application.
California Student Aid Commission
Attn: California Chafee Grant Program
P.O. Box 419029
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9029