Financial Aid for Foster Youth in Illinois


Tuition and Fee Waivers

 

On January 1, 2019 a new law was implemented which says that all youth who ever experienced foster care in Illinois can receive a tuition and fee waiver (that means it’s free!) if they go to a public, in-state college or university. The colleges are responsible by law to waive your tuition, and they may have different requirements for how you access the waiver. Be sure to fill out DCFS’s form here to get access to the waiver: TUITION AND FEE WAIVER FORM