Opening Doors to College Degrees
CAA supports SB 1208, sponsored by Senators Driggs, Landrum Taylor, and Murphy. SB1208 will waive tuition payments for teens enrolled in community college or a state university after available federal and state tuition assistance grants are applied. Youth who were in foster care at age 16 can qualify. The bill has passed both the Senate Education and Appropriations Committees unanimously. Senators gave special recognition to the six foster alumni who testified, sharing their own experiences and their aspirations for other youth transitioning from foster care. The bill now awaits a final vote in the Senate before it moves on to the House.