Financial Literacy 

College isn’t free! There are many ways to pay for higher education, and choosing the right approach requires a good understanding of your options, your responsibilities, and the various details of each lender's loan products. 

One supporting program available for former foster youth here in Ohio is the Education Training Voucher. Unfortunately, ETV cannot cover your entire cost of college. Therefore,it is important to look at other options and understand the difference.  

Education Training Voucher: Eligible students may receive grants of up to $5,000 per year for up to 5years or until their 23rd birthday. ETV funds can be combined with other grants or scholarships to minimize or eliminate the need for student loans. Foster Care to Success: http://www.fc2success.org/

Contact person: Colleen Gibbons-Brown
Ohio ETV Coordinator

Ever wanted to know where to look for scholarships? Well, fastweb is the place. Fastweb serves as an online tool for finding scholarships for students today. http://www.fastweb.com/ 

What’s the difference between a scholarship and a loan? When someone receives a scholarship, it means it is money that is applied to their account and the student is not required to pay it back.  

What is a loan? A loan is money you borrow and must pay back with interest. To find out more about the different types of loans, click here:  https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/types/loans