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Eligibility Requirements

The eligibility requirements for students interested in Next Up (formerly CAFYES):

  • A current or former  foster youth in California*
  • A California resident
  • Enrolled in 9 units or more for Fall and Spring (4.5 units for the Summer)
  • Not older than 26 years of age

*Foster Youth dependency was established or continued by the court on or after your 16th birthday. In order to determine this, we will need your foster youth verification letter.