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The Minnesota Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program provides funds to help foster youth pay for post-secondary education. The money does not need to be paid back.
Current and former foster youth can get up to $5,000 per school year for post-secondary education at college, university, vocational, technical or trade schools.
The Minnesota Education and Training Voucher (ETV) Program provides the funds. The money does not need to be paid back.
Additional information about the program, applying for college and financial aid.
All students applying to the ETV program must be accepted into an accredited, Federal Pell Grant-eligible institution of higher education. Students must be eligible to receive financial aid.
Additional eligibility criteria are different for first-time applicants and renewal applicants.
You may qualify if you are under age 21 and at least one of the following describes your situation:
You may reapply if you are under age 23 and you:
You can get up to $5,000 per school year for:
The ETV Program Expense Guidelines (PDF) has details about how you can use the money.
You must attend an orientation before you can use your ETV money. Details about orientation will be in your ETV award letter.
You must complete the ETV online application each year that you need money for school. Applications are accepted July 1 to June 1 each year.
You should wait to apply until you have all the supporting documents and have determined your budget.
You must have these in electronic form so they can be attached to your online application.
Using the ETV Program Expense Guidelines (PDF), determine what you need money for and be prepared to enter it into the budget section of the online application.