If you need financial assistance to pay for college, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Washington Application for State Financial Aid (WASFA). Apply for Financial Aid (yvcc.edu).
Completing the FAFSA/WAFSA as early as possible is recommended. After submitting your requested information, it takes about 2-6 weeks to review your information and determine eligibility.
Determination of Financial Aid Awards cannot be determined until you are registered for classes. Funds typically apply to your tuition and fees a couple of days before each quarter begins.
Placement: Yakima Valley College requires placement into math and English before you can register for classes. There are multiple options available to you:
1. Have you attended YVC before?
a) Previous YVC students that have taken math or English will not need placement.
2. Have you graduated High School in the last 2 years?
a) High school transcript evaluation can also grant placement. Submit your high school transcripts to firstname.lastname@example.org. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable for high school placement evaluation.
3. Have you attended another college or university before?
a) Ask the college or university you attended to send your official transcripts to us.
They may send them electronically to email@example.com. Transcripts emailed or uploaded by students are not official. Once submitted, we will evaluate to determine if you have math or English placement already.
b. Transferring classes: Do you have previous college classes that you wish to transfer?
Official transcripts should also be submitted if you wish to have your previous college work evaluated for transfer equivalency. Please submit your official transcripts as soon as possible. Turnaround time is about 8-10 weeks for full evaluation.