New Law Gives PA Foster Kids a College Boost

Andrea Sears, Public News Service •

A new law gives young people in Pennsylvania's foster-care system a real chance to get a college education.

Kids in foster care face obstacles to college that other students may not, especially as they age out of the system and begin living independently. But now, under the Fostering Independence Through Education Act, those with a high school diploma or GED can get a waiver on tuition and fees at any public or private college or university in the state.