Why Do Less Than 4% Of Former Foster Kids Have A College Degree In Texas?

Though former foster children usually qualify for financial aid, they don’t always know what aid options are available.

By Camille Phillips July 30, 2019 10:00 am, , , , ,

From Texas Public Radio:

After 16 years of moving from one foster home to another, Krizia Franklin couldn’t wait to be out on her own when she graduated from high school.

“Nobody wants to be in foster care any longer when you’ve already been told what to do your whole life,” the 28-year-old graduate student said at a recent event for teens in foster care hosted by the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Despite her excitement to live on her own, Franklin said the transition from living in a group home with 11 other girls was difficult.

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