Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program

The Arizona Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program is a federally-funded, state-administered program that provides financial, academic, and human support for young adults who’ve left the foster care system and are enrolled in qualified colleges, universities, or vocational education programs.
Academic Year 2023-2024Open date - October 1, 2022Close date - July 31, 2023
Academic Year 2024-2025Open date - October 1, 2023Close date - July 31, 2024

The Arizona ETV program is open to any former and current young person in foster care who meets at least one of these criteria:

  • Foster care will end on and after your 18th birthday.
  • In foster care at age 17 and not enrolled in high school, but have earned a GED or vocational certificate and will remain in foster care until you turn 18.
  • Completed state requirements and have a high school diploma, and will remain in foster care until you turn 18.
  • Left foster care after your 16th birthday because you were adopted or placed in a kinship guardianship.

Additionally you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen or qualified non-citizen
  • Have personal assets (bank account, car, home, etc.) worth less than $10,000
  • Be enrolled in a degree, certificate or other accredited program and show that you are making satisfactory academic progress.

Arizona ETV recipients must maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA each term. Students must submit an academic transcript showing grades and GPA from the most recently completed semester/term.

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Email Jarod Wilson, Senior Director of Impact & Programming, at

Arizona Tuition Waiver

If you are attending an Arizona public community college, four-year college, or university, you may be eligible for the Arizona Tuition Waiver. You must meet all requirements of the Arizona ETV program and must receive your first disbursement of funding before your 23rd birthday. For more information on this and to check your eligibility, please call (317) 917-8940 or email

Sign-up and answer a brief series of questions, then complete your ETV application here.

Need help signing up? Email Adam Datema, Database Coordinator, at

College Student Support

Those in foster care with lived experience should be able to explore and meet their educational goals after high school. We provide the assistance and support to help you achieve your dreams.

Our coordinator is available to assist students in navigating their higher education experience through monthly one-on-one meetings. They have access to key contacts on campus and can support students’ work through financial aid issues and are able to provide guidance when making academic decisions such as when to drop a class or remain. They also help administer Education and Training Voucher (ETV) funds.

Request a referral for college coaching services by emailing us at Please provide your first and last name along with your birthday. Please let us know what type of assistance you are looking for.