The Ohio 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 in foster care, legal custody or guardianship to a kinship caregiver at or after 16.


        • was adopted from U.S. foster care at age 16 and older


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


  • 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 may apply for ETV funds up to the age of 25.
  • 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 855-471-1931 or email oh@statevoucher.org.  Our fax number is 800-757-0862.