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Other Resources for Foster Youth

Department of Education Videos:

RESOURCES for foster youth

  • College Navigator -- provides useful information about colleges, such as whether a degree or certificate is awarded; whether the school is public, private non-profit, or private for-profit; whether the school is a 2-year or 4-year institution; and the school's tuition, enrollment, and cohort default rate (the percentage of the school's students who default on their loans)
  • College Scorecard-- a great resource for broadening your college search and comparing schools

Financial Aid Overview / Responsible Borrowing

What to Know Before Taking Out a Student Loan

Put Colleges to the Test (info you should know about colleges you're considering -- and where to find it)

Campus Support Programs

  • California College Pathways -- info and links to programs that are specifically designed for foster youth attending college (programs like Guardian Scholars, Renaissance Scholars, and many more!)

Career Planning

  • California Colleges -- the official source for college & career planning in California
  • Get Schooled-- the California College Campaign
  • O*Net Online-- info on education required, and average wages, for different career/job options 
  • California College Pathways -- info on college prep, selecting the right college, information on Guardian Scholars and Renaissance Scholars programs, financial aid, campus supports, housing, and many other resources