Financial Aid

Resources for Foster Youth

California Chafee Grant (Informational PDF)

Thanks to the Affordable Care Act (ACA), former foster youth can receive free Medi-Cal coverage until the age of 26. Former foster youth qualify for coverage regardless of their income.

Young adults qualify for the Medi-Cal program for former foster youth if they:

1. Were in foster care in any state at age 18 or older;
2. Are currently a resident of California; and
3. Are under the age of 26

Medi-Cal coverage includes the following free services:

* Medical care: including preventive and emergency services
* Mental health services and counseling
* Vision exams
* Dental care
* Substance abuse treatment

PDF - Medi-Cal County Specific Information for Former Foster Youth

Scholarship Information

Scholarship Resources


California Chafee Grant for Foster Youth Information

Get detailed application and award status information on your Chafee Grant 24 hours/day, 7 days/week!

Interactive Voice Response System 1-888-224-7268 or Web Grants for Students:

California Student Aid Commission
Specialized Programs Operations Branch
California Chafee Grant Program
P.O. Box 419029
Rancho Cordova, CA 95741-9029
Telephone 888-224-7268


Helpful Links

10 Facts at Foster Youth
Beyond Emancipation
California College Pathways
California Department of Education
California Department of Social Services
California State University - Foster Youth Information
California Youth Connection
California Welfare Information Gateway
Chafee Grant
Child Welfare Information Gateway
Eden I&R, Inc. Resources for Alameda County Residents
Foster Care to Success
Foster Club is the national network of young people in foster care.
Foster Youth Scholarships - United
Fostering Change - Scholarships for Foster Youth
John Burton Foundation
Low Income Resources -

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Financial Aid

Building 1600
Room 1650 (second floor)
Tel: 925.424.1580
Fax: 925.449.6038

General Information

Federal School Code: 030357

We have an after-hours DROPBOX
located in the hallway between the
Admissions and Financial Aid Offices,
for your convenience.

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