MODIFY: Mentoring with Oversight for Developing with Foster Youth

Chafee Education and Training Vouchers

Download the Chafee Education and Training Vouchers fact sheet

Services & Eligibility:

Youth who age out of foster care at 18, are adopted after 16 or placed in a legal guardianship after 16 may qualify for:

  • Education and Training Voucher Funds ($5,000/school year) until they complete their first undergraduate program or they reach the age of 23

Education and Training Voucher can cover:

  • Tuition and fees
  • Room and board
  • Computer and software (if not provided by DHHR)
  • Clothing and special equipment
  • Educational supplies, including books
  • Transportation costs (with limitations)
  • Other supportive services

To make a referral, call 1-866-720-3605 or visit www.modify.cedwvu.org

Maintaining Eligibility:

  • Complete 80 percent of your coursework
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA
  • Verification of enrollment, tuition, fees and mid-term and final grades
  • Maintain monthly contact with your worker via emails, texts, calls or visits
  • Submit your Budget/Productivity Form monthly
  • Be engaged in at least 40 hours per week of productive activity related to transition

Necessary Documentation:

  • Copy of high school diploma or Test Assessing Secondary Completion (TASC) certificate
  • Copy of acceptance letter to a postsecondary institution or vocational program
  • Verification of Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) submission

MODIFY is being presented with financial assistance as a grant from the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. All printed materials are made available in braille, electronic format, CD and large print.

WVU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Institution WVUCED 8/2017