Pennsylvania Foster Kids Will Be Able to Attend College Tuition-Free In 2020. But the Law Could Be Even Stronger, Advocates Say

Sarah Anne Hughes, Pennsylvania Capital-Star •

The provision was removed to make the bill more palatable, Nadia Mozaffar, a staff attorney at the Juvenile Law Center in Philadelphia who helped draft the legislation, told the Capital-Star. It’s something the center still supports.

“We know that even after tuition and fees are waived there’s still a lot of unmet financial need that people in foster care face,” she said.

About the Expert

Nadia Mozaffar is a staff attorney at Juvenile Law Center. Her work focuses on advancing educational rights and opportunities for children in the juvenile justice and child welfare systems, economic justice issues, and protecting the rights of young people in the adult justice system.