Author: Adrienne L. Fernandes-Alcantara
This brief provides information about the challenges for current and former foster youth (hereinafter, ?foster youth,? unless further specified) in enrolling in and completing higher education. It also discusses federal financial resources for foster youth. Federal programs that are intended to encourage college attendance provide student support services and financial aid. These and other education-focused programs targeted to foster youth have generally not been rigorously evaluated to determine if they assist the population in completing college.