Current and former foster youth

All UC campuses are committed to helping current and former foster youth successfully transition to the university.

Various campus programs offer guidance and counseling, academic advising, housing, financial aid, and other support services that may include:

  • Orientation to university life
  • Student employment opportunities
  • Assistance with financial aid applications
  • Life skills counseling
  • Career planning
  • Priority class registration

Additionally, UC will waive the $70 application fee for up to four campuses for low-income students. You can apply for a fee waiver within the online application and be notified immediately whether you have qualified. 

Campus contacts for foster youth

To learn more about campus-specific programs, contact the foster youth campus coordinators.