The Colorado Education and Training Voucher Program is a federally-funded, state-administered program designed to help youth who were in U.S. foster care. Students may receive up to $5,000 a year for qualified school related expenses. Funding is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis to eligible students. Applicants must complete the ETV application which includes documentation each semester that is sent directly from the school to ETV confirming enrollment, the cost of attendance (COA) and unmet need.


    • You must be a current or former foster student who:
          • Was in foster care on or after their 18th birthday;


          • Had a finalized adoption with adoption assistance on or after their 16th birthday;


          • Had a guardianship assistance established on or after their 16th birthday;


          • Was in Division of Youth Services community placement on or after their 18th birthday
  • Has been accepted into/enrolled in a degree, certificate, or other accredited program at a college, university, technical, or vocational school.  To remain eligible for ETV funding, youth must show progress toward a degree or certificate; and
  • Is at least 17 years old and has not reached 26 years old to apply for ETV;
  • The maximum number of years a student can receive ETV funding five (5) years, (consecutive or intermittent)
  • Is a U.S. citizen or qualified non-citizen.

Apply for the Colorado ETV Program in 3 simple steps:

  1. Complete your online ETV Application ( CLICK HERE)
  2. Confirm your enrollment and Cost of Attendance in one of two ways:
    • Print and Sign a Financial Aid Release Form (CLICK HERE) and drop it off at your Financial Aid Office (they’ll complete it and send it to ETV)
    • Email a copy of your award letter or email a copy of your school bill that includes your name, itemized list of charges, financial aid award, and remaining balance for the semester.
  3. Submit your budget (CLICK HERE) this will help you manage your money and plan for the semester

For more information, please call (720) 279-4135 or email .