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Education and Training Voucher (ETV)

Scholarship Program for

current and former foster

youth 16-22 years old

to help them achieve their educational

g

oals

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What does ETV do?

Eligible students can receive up to $5,000 per school year to pay for Tuition & feesVocational trainingHousingUtilitiesPersonal living expensesChildcareBooks and school suppliesA computer and more!

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Tuition Waiver vs. ETV

Tuition WaiverETVState lawFederal fundsOnly state-supported colleges/universitiesPost-secondary education institutionsWaives tuition/feesUp to $5,000/school year * The Tuition/Fee Waiver and the ETV program can be used together at state-supported colleges/universities

College Tuition and Fee Waiver:

State law that exempts or waives payment of tuition and fees at state supported colleges/universities for foster youth currently or formerly in the care of DFPS and for those adopted from

DFPS.

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ETV Eligibility

Who is eligible to receive ETV funds?Youth who are at least 16 years old still in foster careYoung adults under 21 who:have aged out of foster careare in extended foster carewho were adopted after turning 16Young adults under 23 who have accessed ETV funds before turning 21Youth under the custody of the Texas Juvenile Probation CommissionTribal youth in foster care

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What does ETV do?

ETV can help pay with: Dual credit in high schoolAssociate’s degreeBachelor’s degreeGraduate degree programsLicensed career schools*Technical career programs /Vocational trainingDental assistantsVet TechsChefs & head cooksPetroleum engineersNursesPlumbersHeating & AC installersMany more!

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www.TexasETV.com

Visit

TexasETV.com for:Applications (online and downloadable)Eligibility guidelinesNeeded documentsImportant datesAllowable expensesTutoring servicesSuccess storiesFrequently asked questionsAnd more!

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Application Reminders

We are now accepting Summer

applications

through

7/1/17

.

Application Deadlines

Fall - Oct. 1 Spring – March 1 Summer – July 1

Technical school deadlines may be different, talk with your ETV Coordinator

Highlights:

Use your full name on documents

Only submit one application per school year

Submit an “Initial Application” for your very

first

application

Submit an “Update Application” every time after that

Check every semester you PLAN to attend school, even if you’re not absolutely certain you’ll attend yet

Check “authorize” or “decline” on the DFPS Consent to Release Information” form

Ensure

screenshots of documents

are legible and show your full name

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Initial Application Checklist

Initial Application = NEVER Received ETV Funds in PastComplete Initial Application (online or paper)DFPS Verification of Eligibility** (form on ETV website; ask DFPS PAL staff to complete)Tuition & Fee Waiver Letter** (ask DFPS PAL staff for copy)Financial Aid Award Letter (or billing statement for Voc. Schools)Class schedule Student classification (within the application)DFPS Consent for Release of Information (section w/in the app)Budget WorksheetPurchase Voucher(s) & supporting documents

**Only have to be

turned

in one time when a student completes an Initial Application.

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Updated Application Checklist

Updated Application = HAVE Previously Received ETV FundsComplete Updated Application (online or paper)Financial Aid Award Letter (or billing statement for voc. schools)Class ScheduleUnofficial TranscriptStudent classification (within the application)DFPS Consent for Release of Information (section w/in the app)Budget WorksheetPurchase Voucher(s) & Supporting Documents

* An Initial Application or Updated Application must be completed once each school year.

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Transitioning Semester Checklist

Transitioning Semester = Semester(s) AFTER a Completed Application within the SAME School YearClass ScheduleUnofficial TranscriptPurchase Voucher & Supporting Documents21 & older only—Financial Aid Award Letter (SAP—Satisfactory Academic Progress)

* A student must complete one application each school year (Initial or Updated app).

** Example: In September, Sally Student (19 years old) completes an Initial Application & submits all required documents for the fall semester. Sally is eligible for ETV & is awarded ETV funds. In January of the same school year, Sally Student turns in the following for the spring semester: class schedule, unofficial transcript, & three purchase vouchers with supporting documents (for rent, electricity, & release of funds).

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ETV Helps Youth Achieve Their Dreams

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An ETV Success Story

Nick entered the foster care system at 12 years old.He sought services at BCFS Health & Human Services-Tyler. He completed the PAL (Preparation for Adult Living) program at BCFS.

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An ETV Success Story

He applied for scholarship funds through ETV. He currently attends Tyler Junior College. He is a biology major who aspires to go to medical school. In 2015, Nick was presented with the DFPS Foster Youth of the Year award.

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Texas A&M University- Commerce

Tuition

& Fee Waiver accepted

ETV Program eligible

Foster Care Liaison:

Christopher Hensley, Coordinator

, First-Year & Transition

Programs, christopher.hensley@tamuc.edu, 903-886-5086

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Texas State Technical College

Tuition & Fee Waiver accepted ETV Program eligible Foster Care Liaisons at each campusOne of only two state-supported technical schools

Locations in:

AbileneBreckenridgeBrownwoodRosenburg (Fort Bend Co)HarlingenMarshallRed Oak (North Texas)SweetwaterWacoHutto (Williamson Co)

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Alamo Colleges- San Antonio

Tuition

& Fee Waiver accepted

ETV Program

eligible

Foster

Care

Liaison: Lisa

Alcorta

, Vice

President for Student

Success, lalcorta@alamo.edu, 210-486-0930

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SouthWest Collegiate Institute for the Deaf

Tuition

& Fee Waiver accepted

ETV Program

eligible

A Howard College campus- Big Spring, TX

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Technical / Vocational Schools

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Texas Public Schools

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Free tuition – Out of state

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BCFS Health and Human Services-San Antonio

Transition Center Services at BCFS-San Antonio

Region 8 Transition Center/ETV Program

4346

NW Loop

410, San

Antonio, TX 78229

(

210)

733-7932

ETV@BCFS.net

Monday through Friday- 8:30 am to 5:30 pm

DiscoverBCFS.net/

SanAntonio

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ETV Specialists

Sarah HumphreyEmail: SH1216@BCFS.netBrandi PurswellEmail: BP0317@BCFS.netPhone: 877-268-4063Email if you would like a copy of this presentation

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Read their success stories

Visit TexasETV.com

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Questions

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