All students applying to the ETV program must be accepted into an accredited, Federal Pell Grant-eligible institution of higher education, graduated from high school or received a GED, and 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 26 and at least one of the following describes your situation:
You were in foster care for 30 consecutive days between your 17th and 18th birthdays.
You were adopted from foster care after your 16th birthday
You were in foster care on or after your 16th birthday when the juvenile court ordered a transfer of custody to a relative
You were under state or tribal guardianship on your 18th birthday.
You may reapply up to 5 years if you have not reached your 26th birthday and are making progress in completing your education.