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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)