Resources & Links - After 18
- California Fostering Connections to Success Act – Assembly Bill 12 Primer
Provided by the Alliance for Children’s Rights, John Burton Foundation and Children’s Law Center – The Federal Fostering Connections to Success and Increasing Adoptions Act of 2008 made extensive policy and program changes to improve the well‐being and outcomes for children in foster care system including changes related to the extension of federal funding for foster care services for nonminors from ages 18‐21 if they meet certain participation criteria.
Booklets & Fact Sheets
The College Navigator is the U.S. Department of Education’s website to help guide you through the process of finding the right college. It includes tools to help estimate expenses, find financial aid, and identify programs and majors that are right for you.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (or FAFSA) is an office of the U.S. Department of Education intended to ensure that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded or federally-guaranteed financial assistance for education beyond high school.
FinAid! is one of the most comprehensive free resources for information about student financial aid, scholarships, and education loans.
California College Pathways provides an educational planning guide for foster youth and their caregivers.