OSAC - Chafee Education and Training Grant (ID 1152)
- Start Date:
- As a reminder, funds are awarded based on need. Your award amount may be less than the amounts below based on your total cost of attendance, if you are attending less than full-time, or, if you are receiving other aid such as privately funded scholarships which reduce your total need after the federal Pell and the Oregon Opportunity Grants are taken into account:
Full academic year: $3,500 (3 or 4 terms)
2 terms: $2,334
1 term: $1,167
- The Department of Human Services (DHS) Independent Living Program (ILP) has received Chafee Education and Training Voucher (ETV) funding to help current or former foster care youth with postsecondary education and training.
THE 2015-16 and 2016-17 Chafee ETF Applications are open.
Apply for both years on the same application.
Deadlines for application:
Fall - August 1
Winter - November 1
Spring - February 1
Summer - May 1
On the application, you may see terms listed for both the previous academic year and current/upcoming academic year. You may only apply for terms that are in the future and have not passed the deadline.
Step 1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov.
Step 2: Use the Online Chafee ETG application.
Step 3: Certify your application electronically and submit the application on-line. If your foster care placement was in a state other than Oregon, the electronic application will take you to special instructions as to where to mail your application.
- Oregon Office of Student Access Completion
- Program Analyst
- Peggy Cooksey
- 1500 Valley River Drive Suite 100
- (541) 687-7443
- Toll Free:
- (800) 452-8807
- (541) 687-7414
- Min Age:
- Max Age:
- Financial Need:
- 1/2 (6-8 Credits)
- Foster Care
The Department of Human Services (DHS) Independent Living Program (ILP) has received Chafee Education and Training Voucher (ETV) funding to help current or former foster care youth with postsecondary education and training.
Youth may be eligible to receive up to $3,500* per academic year. To be eligible, you must:
1) Currently be in foster care, or
2) Had been in foster care for at least 180 days (six months) after your 14th birthday and exited substitute care at age 16 or older
3) Be participating in the voucher program on your 21st birthday***. Youth may then continue to apply/receive funds until they turn 23 years old as long as they are enrolled in a post secondary education or training program and making satisfactory progress toward completion of that program.
- Special Criteria:
- Additional Information:
- Chafee Grant applicants must ALSO complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Almost all Chafee ETG applicants will be required to submit additional documentation to the school financial aid office as part of the FAFSA mandated “verification process.”
- The Chafee Grant application is separate from the OSAC Scholarship Application.
- Unlike the OSAC Scholarship Application, the Chafee Grant application does not require submission of transcripts, essays and an Activities Chart.
- First time applicants must be under the age of 21 and must receive their first award before their 21st birthday. Awards may be received through the 23rd birthday if the applicant was awarded prior to the age of 21.