MODIFY at WVU CED home

Services and Eligibility

Download the Overview of MODIFY Services fact sheet

Youth who are adopted after the age of 16 or placed in legal guardianship 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

Youth who age out of foster care qualify for:

     
  • Foster Care Tuition Waiver until they complete their first undergraduate program
  • Education and Training Voucher Funds ($5,000/school year) until they complete their first undergraduate program or they reach the age of 23
  • Independent Living Services under the Voluntary Placement Agreement (FC-18) until they reach the age of 21  
       
    • Independent Living Subsidy  
         
      • $200/month - Dorm
      • $900/month - Apartment
    • Housing Start-Up Funds ($1,100)

All current and former foster youth are invited to participate in West Virginia Foster Advocacy Movement, sponsored by the MODIFY program (enrollment not required).

**Former foster youth may qualify for West Virginia Medicaid up to the age of 26 under new provisions of the Affordable Care Act.**

Maintaining Eligibility:

  • Complete 80 percent of your coursework
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA
  • Verification of enrollment, tuition, fees and 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

Making a Referral:

  • Apply within six months of high school graduation or obtaining a high school equivalency
  • Apply up to the age of 20

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