Financial Aid and Other Resources
Blavin Scholars can be eligible for different types of financial aid. To be admitted to the program, students must be eligible to receive the Arizona Education and Training Voucher (ETV). The ETV program provides students up to $5,000 per year. Eligible students include those that have been in foster care on or after their 16th birthday and have either a high school diploma or GED. They must be accepted into or enrolled in a degree, certificate or other accredited program at a college, university, technical, or vocational school.
The Young Adult Program is another service provided for former foster youth. Financial assistance and support is available in the areas of counseling, housing, employment, and education.
The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid is housed in the Gammage Building on North Campus. If you are a student who has aged out of the Arizona foster care system and foster youth waiver, and would like more information on financial aid, please contact Esther Cuellar.
The United States Department of Housing and Urban Development has awarded several different housing authorities in the state of Arizona with Family Unification Program (FUP), Housing Choice Vouchers. Young adults are eligible for these housing vouchers if:
- they are at least 18 years old and not more than 24 years old (has not reached his/her 25th birthday),
- have left foster care at age 16 or older, or
- will leave foster care within 90 days of application.
* Housing Vouchers used by youth are limited, by statute, to 36 months of housing assistance.
The Housing Authorities who received vouchers are: City of Phoenix, City of Mesa, City of Tempe, City of Scottsdale, City of Flagstaff, City of Glendale, City of Tucson, Mohave County, Maricopa County, and Yuma County. If you are a youth who feels they may be eligible for a Housing Voucher, please visit https://dcs.az.gov/housing-voucher