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Michigan Education and Training Voucher

Education and Training Voucher

The ETV program allows Michigan to provide up to $4,000 per year to a student in an accredited programs such as: 

*College  *Trade School  *University 

Youth eligible for the ETV program include:
  • Youth who are or have been in an eligible foster care placement, on or after their 14th birthday, through the State of Michigan. 
  • Youth adopted from foster care or placed in relative guardianship from foster care after their 16th birthday (if adoption or guardianship occured prior to the 16th birthday youth is NOT eligible). 
  • Youth that have a high school diploma or GED and are attending, at least part-time, an accredited post-secondary institution. 
Age 
Youth must be enrolled prior to his/her 21st birthday if youth meets the criteria. If the youth participated in the ETV program before his/her 21st birthday, eligibility continues until age 23 provided youth receives at least a 2.0 GPA. 
Accredited School 
  • Youth must attend an accredited school at least half time
    Accredited means the school does any of these: 
    • Awards a Bachelor's degree or not less than a 2-year program that provides credit towards a degree. 
    • Provides training toward gainful employment. 
    • Is a vocational program that provides training for gainful employment and has been in existence for at least two years. 
ETV Covers 
The following school related expenses:
  • Tuition and fees. 
  • Room and board. 
  • Student loans. 
  • Books and school supplies. 
  • Transportation. 
  • Personal, computer/supplies. 
  • Miscellaneous personal expenses. 
  • Health care expenses. 
  • Child care. 
How do youth apply? 
Youth can get an application
What youth must have to apply: 
  1. ETV application. 
  2. ETV Student Education Agreement. 
  3. ETV Budget Form. 
  4. ETV Financial Aid Release Form. 
  5. Copy of high school diploma or GED. 
  6. Copy of class schedule/enrollment. 
  7. Grade point average of 2.0. 
  8. Copy of financial aid package. 
  9. Copy of cost of tuition. 
  10. Evidence school is accredited. 
Who to contact with any questions 
  • Call the ETV Coordinator, Tanya Maki, at
    1 (877) 660-METV.
     
  • Lutheran Social Services of Michigan
    209 E. Washington Suite 284
    Jackson, MI 49201
    Fax: (517) 789-5049
     
  • Local county DHS office and ask to set up an appointment with a foster care worker. 
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