Former Foster Youth in Postsecondary Education

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Characteristics and Experiences of Former Foster Youth in Postsecondary Education

Author

Jacob Gross (BIO)

WISCAPE Affiliate and Assistant Professor
Department of Educational Leadership, Evaluation, and Organizational Development
University of ​Louisville

Abstract

This policy brief examines disparities between foster youth and non-foster youth in postsecondary education. Data from the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study (NPSAS) provides information on foster youth in postsecondary education and their experiences and challenges obtaining a postsecondary credential. It also makes clear a need for additional research to better understand the needs of these students and how to support them.

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