Chafee Education and Training Vouchers

Download the Chafee Education and Training Vouchers fact sheet

Services & Eligibility:

Youth who aged out of foster care at 18, are adopted after the age of 16 with DHHR or placed in legal guardianship after the age of 16 with DHHR and ready to start school at a WV college or university may qualify for:

  • Education and Training Voucher funds (up to $5,000/school year) until they complete their first certificate or bachelor’s degree, receive 5 years of funding, or turn the age of 26
  • Youth can apply up to receive services up until the age of 26

Education and Training Voucher can cover:

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

To make a referral, call 1-866-720-3605 or visit

Fall Semester Enrollment

  • Referral Deadline: June 1
  • All paperwork in: July 1

Spring Semester Enrollment

  • Referral Deadline: Oct. 1
  • All paperwork in: Nov. 1

Summer Session Enrollment

  • Referral Deadline: Mar. 1
  • All paperwork in: Apr. 1

Maintaining Eligibility:

  • Complete 80 percent of your coursework
  • Maintain a 2.0 GPA
  • Maintain FAFSA eligibility through the school
  • Verification of enrollment, tuition, fees, and midterm and final grades via completed proxy or signed FERPA consent
  • 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
  • Student identification number
  • Copy of financial aid award, student account summary, and grades via completed proxy or signed FERPA consent

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