On October 12, 2017, a new California law went into effect to improve the rate of youth in foster care who later earn college degrees. As of the date of passage, only about 20% of youth in foster care later earn college degrees. The new law goes into effect on January 1, 2018, and adds a number of provisions to existing laws that will assist these foster youth with their continuing education needs. Provisions of the new law include: Offers financial aid assistance to foster youth for postsecondary education. The law requires the Student Aid Commission to work . . .