NextUp/Foster Youth

What is NextUP?

NextUp provides community college students like you with resources that make a difference.  The program offers eligible current and former foster youth support and services that could include help with books and supplies, transportation, tutoring, food and emergency housing.


To be eligible students dependency must have been established on or after their 13th birthday.  Not sure if you are eligible?  Stop by the Student Wellness and Success Center or contact Tara Hamler for assistance to find out.


  • Textbook and supply assistance
  • Educational Planning
  • Priority registration
  • Food Assistance
  • Housing Support
  • Workshops & Activites
  • And more!

You are not alone!  Check your eligibility today

Tara Hamler

Director of Student Success Programs 

530-283-0202 ext. 301

Book time with Tara Hamler

Monica Potter

EOPS/CARE/NextUP Counselor, LPCC, CRC 

530-283-0202 ext. 354

Book time with Monica Potter

College and Financial Aid Resources for Foster Youth Students

To begin, we encourage students to meet with a Financial Aid staff member. 

Schedule an appointment here.

You may be Chaffee grant eligible! Currently or formerly in foster care between the ages of 16-18?  Applicants may qualify for $5,000 a year.

Click here to apply

Additional resources for Foster Youth

This site provides information using PDF, visit this link to download the Adobe Acrobat Reader DC software.