Just Published – Foster Youth Stability – A Study of CA Foster Youths’ School and Residential Changes in Relation to Educational Outcomes

The Center for Social Service Research and The Institute for Evidence-Based Change have just published a study “Foster Youth Stability – A Study of CA Foster Youths’ School and Residential Changes in Relation to Educational Outcomes“.  The purpose of this investigation, funded by the Stuart Foundation, was to understand the relationship of foster youths’ school changes and placement changes to school performance in English and math as reflected on the CST over time. Foster Youth Stability 2013

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CCP July 2013 Call Notes and Presentation

Notes and PowerPoint presentation from June’s Community of Practice Call.

Next call is scheduled for Thursday September 19th 1:00pm-2:30pm.

ccp comp call presentation

ccp comp call notes

Link

Fed DOE offers FSA Clarification for foster youth and FC to 21 payments

Fed DOE offers FSA Clarification for foster youth and FC to 21 payments

 For some time DOE has received inquiries from child welfare and financial aid offices about ‘how extended foster care payments made by a state directly to foster youth are treated when determining a student’s Title IV student aid eligibility, including whether these payments should be reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)’. There seemed to be inconsistencies with how Chafee funds provided to college students affected reported and impact other financial aid these students were eligible for.  With more states passing foster care to age 21 legislation, this effects more students.

Assistant Secretary Brenda Dann-Messier issued a “Dear Colleague” letter  to Financial Aid Administrators clarifying that extended foster care payments made by a state directly to foster youth are to be excluded when determining a student’s student aid eligibility and do not need to be reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). “Our intent is to reduce barriers in the financial aid process for students in foster care to ensure they are able to maximize their student aid benefits”, said Assistant Secretary Dann-Messier. “We know these students face many challenges as they transition into adulthood—and the financial aid process should not be one of them.”

 

Please see the link above, and share this information with financial aid folks and child welfare.

New funding opportunity has just been announced

California College Pathways is pleased to invite campuses and organizations to submit a Letter of Inquiry (LOI) to participate in

one of the following: Multi-Campus Network, Advanced Campus Support Programs, or Innovation Fund. CLP is here to serve as a resource to colleges considering submitting a LOI.

Information and instructions on the process of submitting a LOI can be found at http://www.cacollegepathways.org/sites/default/files/three-col-page-pdfs/CA_College_Pathways_LOI_2013.pdf

 

Key Dates and Deadlines (2013):

July 11: Release of LOI request

July 17: Informational Webinar -recorded webinar available July 18 at http://www.cacollegepathways.org/get-involved/funding-opportunities

August 12: LOI due for submissions of “Advanced Campus” and “Innovation Fund”

August 30: LOI due for “Multi-Campus Networks”

By October 30: All finalists will be contacted to provide a full proposal

California College Pathways Tools for Campus Support Programs Webinar

California College Pathways is excited to announce an upcoming web seminar highlighting two exciting new tools for professionals working on college campuses with foster youth.

The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, August 1st 2013, 10:00am – 11:30am.

https://www1.gotomeeting.com/register/466213457

 

California Chafee Program Webinar Training

The California Student Aid Commission is conducting training webinars on the California Chafee Foster Youth Grant Program (Chafee).

The webinar is scheduled for Thursday, August 8th 2013, 2:00pm-3:00pm.

http://www.csac.ca.gov/secured/specialalerts/2013.asp

Helping Students Understand Health Care Reform and Enroll in Health Insurance

This guide includes information about student health insurance options, how to apply, who can help, and key messages and outreach methods you as a community college administrator, faculty member, or staff member can use to inform your students about their health care options. It is published by Young Invincibles and CLASP.

helping CC students understand health care reform