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. ETV funding is for a maximum of 5 years (consecutive or intermittent).


  • You must be a current or former foster student who:
        • Is currently in out-of-home care, 15 up to 18 years of age, and who has been in out-of-home care a minimum of six months;


        • Is age 16 to 21 who meets requirements for Relative Guardianship Assistance and entered Relative Guardianship Assistance on or after age 16;


        • Is age 16 to 21 who meets requirements for Adoption Assistance and entered Adoption Assistance on or after age 16;


        • Is age 18 to 21 who was in out-of-home care on your 18th birthday.
  • You must be a U.S. citizen or qualified non-citizen.
  • Your personal assets (bank account, car, home, etc.) are worth less than $10,000.
  • You must be at least 17 but younger than 21 to apply for the first time. You may reapply for ETV funds, if you have a current grant, up to the age of 23.
  • You must have been accepted into or be enrolled in a degree, certificate or other accredited program at a college, university, technical, vocational school. To remain eligible for ETV funding, you must show progress toward a degree or certificate.

Click HERE to begin the application process.

Download your application documents HERE.


For more information, please call 800-585-6118×2 or email .  Our fax number is 855-773-8305.