Education

Foster Youth Educational Planning Guide (English and Spanish)

Last updated Nov, 13 2019

College can be the ticket to a fulfilling life and a great career. It dramatically increases career options and college graduates earn substantially more money throughout their lifetimes. On average, a person with a 2-year associate’s degree earns $6,800 more every year than a person with only a high school diploma. With a 4-year bachelor’s degree, the difference rises to $24,300 more per year. This adds up to more than $1 million over a person’s lifetime! And the sooner you start preparing, the more college options you will have.

This guide is designed to help students chart their course to the college that is right for their interests and career goals. It also directs students to the support and resources available for foster youth scholars that can help turn their dreams into degrees.