LAS VEGAS (KSNV) — For teenagers in the foster system the dream of a college education is often only a dream. Until now.
The Nevada System of Higher Education is announcing a new program; waiving almost all fees for foster kids essentially giving them a free or nearly-free chance at college at community colleges or state-run schools like UNLV. Any kid who started foster care by the time they were 14 gets access to the program until they are 26.
For Chancellor Thom Reilly, who once ran the child welfare system in Nevada, it’s a chance to change the lives of a group of kids he has spent much of his life working with.