OPPORTUNITY GRANTS are awarded to low-income students who are enrolled in specific high-demand career pathway programs at YVCC.

To be eligible you must:      

I-BEST Nursing Assistant Certificate (NAC)

Allied Health Technology

Nursing AAS - (Transfer degree does not qualify)

Early Childhood Education

I-BEST IT Certificate 

Information Technology â€‹

I-BEST BT Office Skills I & II Certificates

Business Technology

NOTE: Priority funding goes to students who are enrolled in an I-BEST program

Students may receive financial assistance for:

  • Tuition and mandatory fees
  • Reimbursement allowance for required books/supplies
  • Eligible students may receive funding for up to 45 credits toward a qualifying degree or certificate (must be used within 3 years)

Opportunity Grant I-BEST students may also be eligible for:

  • Career coaching
  • Some program related licensing/testing fees
  • Emergency funds (transportation, child care, other emergency student costs)

Opportunity Grant is awarded based on eligibility and availability of funds. Students must reapply for Opportunity Grant each quarter.

 Must be registered for classes before you submit an application

Click on the links below to print an application:

2015-16 New Opportunity Grant Application (Winter 2015)

Winter Quarter 2015-16: Continuing Opportunity Grant Application 2015-16 (students previously OG funded)


Deccio Building - Rm. 131 or 133


Financial Aid Counter (or Financial Aid Drop Box)