Portland Community College | Portland, Oregon

Welcome to the PCC Fostering Success resource page! Our program provides a support network and individual coaching to enable students who have experienced foster care to successfully complete career and educational goals.

Not sure where to start? Then contact us:
PCC Fostering Success Staff

Looking for a specific kind of campus support? Check out our PCC Fostering Success Network, which includes trained faculty and staff (Champions), as well as other supporters (Friends): PCC Fostering Success Campus Champions & Friends

Looking for resources? Check out our links to information current and former foster youth should know about:

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Financial Aid
Please be sure to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to receive other financial assistance. Also, check out Portland Community College's Financial Aid page to keep track of the steps in order to receive financial aid.
Are you confused about your FAFSA? Fostering Success Michigan has a FAFSA Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) webpage for students with experience in foster care.

Oregon Tuition and Fee Waiver for Foster Youth
This waiver provides free college tuition for former foster youth, with some specific eligibility criteria to qualify. More information about the Foster Youth Tuition Waiver.

The Chafee Education and Training Voucher/Grant (ETV/ETG)
As a current or former foster youth, you may be eligible to receive up to $3,500 per academic year. However, there are specific eligibility criteria you must meet to receive this award. More information about the Chafee Education and Training Voucher/Grant (ETV/ETG).

PCC Foundation Scholarships and Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC)
Other ways to receive free money is to apply to the many scholarships from PCC Foundation and the Oregon Office of Student Access and Completion (OSAC).

Oregon Promise
As of November 1, students will be able to submit applications for the state's new grant program for community colleges. Students that have been in foster care can still apply and be qualified to assist them in covering any portion of their total Cost of Attendance not covered by Federal, State Grants, or tuition waivers. More information about Oregon Promise.

Child Care Assistance
PCC offers child care subsidy programs and development centers for students. Find resources on each campus.