A Free College Textbook Program For College Students With Foster Care Experience

Cover 2 Cover is a textbook assistance program offering qualifying students the ability to access required textbooks free of cost. Review the requirements below to learn more about how to qualify for textbook assistance. Available Summer and Fall, 2024

Student Eligibility

  • Proof Of Foster Care Status

    Be a current or former foster youth residing in Nevada, Washington, Idaho, Montana, and Oregon.

  • Provide Documentation

    Provide Proof of Foster Care documents

  • Proof Of Identity

    Provide School Issued or State Issued Identification Card.

  • Proof Of Enrollment

    Be currently enrolled in classes at a college or university for the Summer or Fall 2024 school term. Class schedules or college transcripts required

Classroom-required physical textbooks, digital textbooks, and access codes qualify for funding. The Cover 2 Cover college textbook program will be available on a first-come-first-serve basis and subject to availability. Funds will only be provided after successful submission and review of all documentation. Applying does not guarantee funding.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How will a student be selected as a recipient of the college textbook program?

Priority will be given to students in qualifying geographical locations per our availability. Selections will be made on a first-come-first-serve basis until funding is exhausted. Applying for the program does not guarantee that the applicant will receive textbook assistance. Please allow 2-4 weeks for the verification process to occur and for the request to be fulfilled.

I am a current or former foster youth but am not a college student and have no interest in attending college. Can I apply for this program?

At this time, our program only supports college students with foster care experience. For additional support, we recommend you connect with your child welfare agency, or local nonprofit, and contact the public services available to you.  

If approved, will the textbooks I receive be brand new?

Foster Love aims to provide all students with new textbooks, however, will provide the option for students to select a preference of used or new. Digital textbooks and access codes do qualify for funding but are a bit more complicated to process. Please provide us with all the relevant information to help expedite your order. We will be in contact with you should we have additional questions or concerns about your textbooks. Foster Love will not provide book rentals.

I just purchased my textbooks, can I get those textbooks reimbursed?

In some instances, yes we will reimburse students for their most recent textbook purchase. To qualify for reimbursement, Foster Love must first attempt to purchase the textbooks directly. If we are unable to process your order, we will allow students to pay for their textbooks and submit an itemized receipt for reimbursement. Reimbursements will be made through Venmo, Cash App, or PayPal, or the student may opt for a gift card. 

I was never in foster care, kinship care, adoption, or classified as a probation youth with an order for out-of-home placement. Can I qualify for services?

No, this program is strictly for college students with foster care experiences. No exceptions will be made for individuals not meeting the eligibility criteria. If you have questions about your foster care placement, please submit an inquiry through our Contact Us page.

What are the eligibility requirements to receive textbook funding?

All of the following criteria must be met:

  • The applicant must be a current or former foster youth age 17 or older regardless of their length of time in care. (For eligibility purposes, foster care status includes kinship care, adoption, and probation youth with an order for out-of-home placement).
  • The applicant is currently enrolled at a college or university regardless of credit attainment, GPA, or academic standing. High school and GED 12th-grade seniors may qualify for this program depending on their enrollment status.
  • The eligible student has an urgent financial need for textbooks that, if not addressed, would prevent them from continuing with their college education.

No exceptions will be made for individuals that do not meet the eligibility criteria. There is no age cap to apply.

What documentation will Foster Love require from me as a student?

Foster Love requires proof of your current college class schedule, proof of foster care status, and a copy of your school or state-issued identification card.

To protect your privacy, Foster Love will not disclose your application information to any outside entity and will securely dispose of your uploaded information upon distribution of textbook funding. 

Would students that have exited foster care be eligible? Would students in extended foster care qualify for this program?

Yes, there are no restrictions on the student’s current foster care status as long as we can verify the student experienced foster care at some point and they remain actively enrolled in college courses.