Approximately 26,000 youth age out of foster care each year across the country, most of them eligible…
The DHS-945, Financial Aid Verification Form, shows that a student was in foster care after the 13th birthday, therefore allowing them to apply as “Independent” on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The form must be completed by a Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) case worker or supervisor.
To download the DHS-945 form, click on the link to the right
Fostering Success Michigan is a statewide initiative that aims to increase access and success in higher education and post-college careers for youth with experience in foster care. Learn how you can contribute to building a holistic network that insulates (i.e., strengthens protective factors and reduces risks) the education to career "pipeline."Make a Donation