workfirst program of yvcc

WorkFirst at Yakima Valley College, can help TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) recipients can gain the skills they need to prepare for a better job.

TANF parents can achieve their educational goals by enrolling in a variety of vocational  and training programs.  WorkFirst students are also eligible to receive financial assistance to pay for tuition, fees and books.

Education & Training available

  • High Wage/High Demand, I-BEST, and/or Vocational Education

  • Basic Skills, ESL and/or Skills Enhancement Training

  • Customized Job Skills Training (CJST) ​

Workfirst Financial Aid

WorkFirst Financial Aid assists TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) parents in gaining the skills needed to become employed. WorkFirst Financial Aid assistance includes funding for tuition, fees, and books toward an approved Workforce Education degree or certificate. To be eligible you must be a current TANF recipient.


Eligibility Guidelines​

  • Must be currently receiving TANF and meeting all participation requirements
  • Students must be enrolled in a Workforce Education program through YVC
  • Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above and meet YVC's Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy
  • Must have a referral to YVC for training from your case manager at DSHS
  • Eligible students may attend full time or part-time classes

Apply for WorkFirst Financial Aid

Please click below to download the application.

Download Application

The Workfirst Financial Aid Application for Download

For more information or to schedule an appointment please contact:

Financial Aid Contacts

Monserrat Vargas

Financial Aid Special Funding Bilingual Program Assistant






​Financial Aid Special Funding Coordinator​