North Carolina


The North Carolina 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 or after your 17th birthday.


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


        • entered into a kinship guardianship placement from foster care on or after your 16th birthday.
      • You must be a U.S. citizen or qualified non-citizen.
      • You must be at least 18 to apply. You may reapply for ETV funds, if you have a current grant, up to the age of 26.
      • The maximum number of years a student can receive ETV funding five (5) years, (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.

      Apply for the NC ETV Program and NC Reach in 3 simple steps:

      1. Complete your online ETV Application (CLICK HERE)
      2. Complete your Participation Agreement(CLICK HERE)
      3. Submit your Budget(CLICK HERE) this will help you manage your money and plan for the semester

      For more information, please call (919) 287-4970 or email