Department for Community Based Services

Standards of Practice Online Manual

4.28.4 Higher Education Assistance

Cabinet for Health and Family Services

Department for Community Based Services
Division of Protection and Permanency
Standards of Practice Online Manual
Chapter:
Chapter 4-Out of Home Care Services (OOHC)
Effective:
12/3/2010
Section:
4.28.4 Higher Education Assistance
Version:
1

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Legal Authority/Introduction

Procedure

If the youth is eligible for a tuition waiver as established in KRS, KAR:

  1. The SSW provides the youth with the DPP-333 Tuition Waiver for Foster and Adopted Children, which is presented to the post-secondary institution.

If the youth or adult is committed (includes extended or reinstated) the following steps apply to tuition assistance (not tuition waiver) 
The SSW: 

  1. Assists the student in selecting a post-secondary education institution and applying for all appropriate forms of financial assistance;
  2. Or Independent Living Coordinator (ILC) is to assist the student with his request for tuition assistance from the Cabinet rather than waiting for grant and scholarship awards;
  3. Completes the DPP-103 and submits it through supervisory channels to the SRA or designee for approval four (4) weeks before funds are needed.  1

The Chafee Program Administrator in central office:

  1. Returns the verified DPP-333, Tuition Waiver for Foster and Adopted Children to the requesting institution within thirty (30) working days of its receipt.

Practice Guidance

  • The post-secondary institution submits the DPP-333-Tuition Waiver for Foster and Adopted Children to central office and requests confirmation of the youth’s eligibility.
  • Re-submittal of the DPP-333, Tuition Waiver for Foster and Adopted Children is necessary when the youth transfers to another public post-secondary institution in Kentucky.
  • If the youth is determined by the Cabinet to be ineligible for a tuition waiver, he may request an administrative hearing.


 

  • If the youth or adult is committed (includes extended or reinstated), the following steps apply to tuition assistance (not tuition waiver):
    • Payment for clothing, incidental and allowance may be made in a lump sum for the semester or monthly payments to the student;
    • When the student will attend a school outside his home county, the SSW may refer the student to the ILC or appropriate FSOS located in the county where the student’s school is located. A copy of the approved DPP-103 may be attached to the referral letter. Specific services may be requested for the student.
 

Footnotes

  1. Separate requests should be submitted for each semester and summer session.

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