Maryland offers the MD Tuition Waiver for eligible Foster Care recipients. For questions about this program, you can contact:

Social Service Administration
Maryland Department of Human Services
311 West Saratoga Street, Baltimore, MD 21201


The Maryland 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 U.S. foster care on your 18th birthday and aged out at that time.


      • was adopted from U.S. foster care with the adoption finalized AFTER your 16th birthday.


      • will have your foster care case closed between the ages of 18 and 21.


      • was placed in guardianship from foster care after your 16th 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 18 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 26.
  • Has accessed ETV funding less than the 5 year limit (consecutive or intermittent).
  • 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 855-288-8078 or email  Our fax number is 855-802-0093.