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
Early Childhood Education  ​
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. You MUST be registered for classes before you submit an application


No Longer Accepting Spring Quarter Applications

Applications for Fall Quarter 2015 will be accepted beginning May 13th 

 (Must be registered for classes)

Click on the links below to print an application:

2014-15 New Opportunity Grant Application

Continuing Opportunity Grant Application 2014-15 (students  previously OG funded)


Deccio Building - Rm. 127 or 129


Financial Aid Counter (or Financial Aid Drop Box)