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High School Counselor Foster Youth FAFSA/CADAA Challenge Toolkit

Last updated Sep 29, 2022

Counselors are a vital part of every student’s school experience. As students begin to seek guidance on post-secondary opportunities and how to pay for college, it is imperative that school counselors meet with them to provide that information. A recent study suggests that juniors who met 1-on-1 with counselors were 6.8 times more likely to complete the FAFSA.

JBAY, in partnership with the Los Angeles County Office of Education Foster Youth Services Coordinating Program, developed this toolkit for high school counselors as they support foster youth complete the FAFSA/CADAA

Items in this toolkit include a Foster Youth and FAFSA/CADAA completion tips sheet, commonly used child welfare terms, and frequently asked questions high school counselors may encounter.