Moorpark College NextUp supports the academic and personal goals of current and former foster youth. We connect & support NextUp (foster youth) students while increasing academic awareness and achievement as these students embark on their educational journey.

Program Services & Opportunities

  • Academic, Career and Transfer Counseling
  • Financial Aid Assistance & CHAFEE Applications
  • Community Resources
  • Food Pantry
  • Health Services
  • Priority Registration
  • Tutoring

Enrollment Reminders

Review your Checklist
Follow online instructions to take the "Guided Self-Placement" for potential course placement updates.
Check the Summer and Fall Schedule of Classes to plan your schedule.

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May is Foster Care Awareness Month

May is National Foster Care Month, a time to acknowledge foster parents, family members, volunteers, mentors, policymakers, child welfare professionals, and other members of the community who help children and youth in foster care find permanent homes and connections. During National Foster Care Month, we renew our commitment to ensuring a bright future for the more than 440,000 children and youth in foster care 1, and we celebrate those who make a meaningful difference in their lives. 
Additional information found here.

Source: 1 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Children's Bureau. (2018). The AFCARS report: Preliminary estimates for FY 2017 as of August 10, 2018. Retrieved from    


Resources for students

Do you need help obtaining your proof of dependency? Call the Foster Care helpline at (877) 846-1602.

CHAFEE grant application 

Additional Assistance: