The Missouri Department of Higher Education lists valuable resources for current and upcoming  college students as well as high school and college counselors, student loan borrowers, and others. 

  • Click HERE to find resources for high school students
  • Click HERE to find resources for college students

The Missouri 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 meets one of the following:
    • is currently eligible for Chafee services. This includes students that have exited Children’s Division custody at age 18 or later until the age of 21.
    • was adopted from U.S. foster care with the adoption finalized AFTER your 16th birthday.
    • was placed in kinship guardianship from U.S. 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 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

For more information about Missouri ETV, please call 800-585-7115 or email mo@statevoucher.org.  Our fax number is 855-773-8302.