Resources for Foster Youth

Students who've experienced life in a foster home or group home often need extra support and resources to ensure they succeed in college. Here you'll learn about the many ways your CSU campus can help you thrive from the day you start your academic career until you earn your degree.  ​

  • Campus Support

    Each campus has a program and services designed specifically to help current and former foster youth.

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  • Applying to the CSU & Foster Youth Programs

    Contact individual programs for information on support services and the application process.

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  • Financial Aid

    Current and former foster youth may be eligible for federal, state, and university aid, as well as scholarships.

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  • Residency for Tuition Purposes

    The CSU is committed to helping current and former foster youth students navigate the campus admission process, financial aid, and campus resources.

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Resources Beyond the CSU

Do you know about these state and community organizations that work to support foster youth?

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Policy, Literature & Communications​

Policies, coded memos and reports that govern and measure the CSU's foster youth programs are found here.

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