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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. If you want to learn more about what PCC Fostering Success does, please check out our latest news or our “About” page.

Meeting with our program staff is also a great way to learn how PCC Fostering Success can support student success. Contact PCC Fostering Success

Not sure where to start?

If you would like more information about our program or would like to be involved please contact the program’s coordinator:

Lisa J. Féinics
PCC Fostering Success Program Coordinator
lisa.feinics@pcc.edu[opens in new window]
971-722-6355

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 can provide free college tuition for former foster youth under specific conditions. Students must meet the eligibility criteria to qualify and it is age restricted–so don’t delay in finding out if you qualify. More information about the Foster Youth Tuition Waiver.

The Chafee Education and Training Voucher (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.

PCC Fostering Success

Promoting awareness, advocacy, and support for students who have been in foster care.