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Expanding the passport to college promise program to include youth experiencing homelessness and foster youth thirteen and older (Ranker, Palumbo, Darneille)

Adds to the list of individuals who are eligible for supplemental scholarship and student assistance under the Passport to College Promise Program:
--youth from tribal and federal foster care systems,
--youth from the jurisdiction of the interstate compact on the placement of children after having spent at least one day (rather than one year) in care, and
--youth who have experienced homelessness for at least one day since his/her thirteenth birthday.

Institutions of higher education who receive funding under the Passport to College Promise Program must include on their applications or registration materials a question asking whether the applicant has been in foster care in Washington state for at least one day (rather than one year) or experienced homelessness for at least one day since his/her thirteenth birthday.

Hearing Date: Thursday, January 18, 2018 -- 8:00 am

WA State Legislature Link:
http://app.leg.wa.gov/billsummary?BillNumber=6263&Year=2017    (opens a new browser tab)