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Michigan Education & Training Voucher (ETV) Program. Lutheran Social Services of Michigan. Education and Training Voucher’s (ETV’s). Part of the Foster Care Independence Act (Chafee Act)- enacted in 2004 in Michigan.

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Michigan education training voucher etv program

Michigan Education & Training Voucher (ETV) Program

Lutheran Social Services of Michigan

Education and training voucher s etv s

Education and Training Voucher’s(ETV’s)

  • Part of the Foster Care Independence Act (Chafee Act)- enacted in 2004 in Michigan.

  • Federal and State money to assist with youth aging out of care with post secondary educational and vocational programs.

    • Amount of money per state is based on percentage of youth in care.

    • Each state matches 20% of their allocation.

Etv eligibility

ETV Eligibility

  • Foster youth or former foster youth.

  • Must have been in care after 14th birthday.

    • If adopted, adopted on or after their 16th birthday.

  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED.

  • Must attend an accredited college, university, or training program at least half-time.

  • Must receive their first ETV before 21st birthday.

Award amount 2010 fiscal year

Award Amount 2010 Fiscal Year

  • Provide up to $5000 per fiscal year to assist with college and living expenses.

    • Award amount is determined on full-time or part-time status.

    • Award amount must be split between two semesters.

      • Full-time students: $2500 per semester

      • Part-time students: $1250 per semester

How to apply for etv

How to Apply for ETV

  • STEP #1

    • Students must complete the FAFSA application. www.fafsa.gov

  • STEP #2

    • Complete entire ETV application.

      • Application can be found at: www.mietv.lssm.org

      • Or, requested from worker

      • Or, requested from ETV office (877) 660-6388

How to apply continued

How to Apply continued

  • Students must complete the ETV checklist by including all additional information:

    • Copy of HS Diploma, or GED

    • Class Schedule

    • Cost of Tuition

    • Financial Aid Package

    • Acceptance Letter or; GPA if not first semester

    • Supporting Budget Documentation

Applying for part ii of etv

Applying for Part II of ETV

  • To receive the second part of the ETV during the same fiscal year, the student must submit the following:

    • Re-determination Checklist

    • Budget

    • Current Class Schedule

    • Cumulative GPA

    • Receipts from Part I

Distribution of etv award

Distribution of ETV Award

  • If student owes money in tuition or wants to pay on loans, that amount is sent directly to the school.

  • Remaining amount may be put towards rent, transportation, computer, and other daily living expenses.

Re applying for etv

Re-Applying for ETV

  • A student may be awarded twice each Fiscal Year (October 1 – September 30).

  • When re-applying, the student must complete the entire application process again.

  • The student must include receipts to show how the previous ETV was spent.

  • Student must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA or above.

  • Student continues to be eligible until 23rd birthday.

Etv contact information

ETV Contact Information

  • Send completed application to:

    Lutheran Social Services

    Attention: ETV

    209 E. Washington Ave., Suite 284

    Jackson, MI 49201

  • Or Fax to: (517) 789-6809

  • Toll Free: (877) 660-6388

  • Web site: www.mietv.lssm.org

  • You can contact the ETV office by email at:

    • jmaur@lssm.org Jennifer Maurer, ETV Coordinator

    • tmaki@lssm.org Tanya Maki, ETV Caseworker (Jackson)

    • rspen@lssm.org Reco Spencer, ETV Caseworker (Southfield)

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