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Where we foster excellence in education that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character, and abilities; to assist students in achieving their educational and career goals; and to be responsive to the greater community.

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Foster Youth

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Resilient Scholars

For Students with experience of foster care and/or homelessness that are currently between the age of 16-24* (up to age 26 on a case by case basis)


  1. Counseling
  2. Supportive Case Management
  3. Emergency Assitance & Supplies (if funding is available)
  4. Book Assistance
  5. Workshops
  6. Peer Mentoring
  7. Tutoring
  8. Referrals to other community programs
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Visit Resilient Scholars for more information.



Extended Opportunity Program & Services

For students that are considered low-income and meet the following criteria:

California Resident
Qualify for Financial aid (CA Promise Fee Waiver) Must be enrolled in minimum of 12 units (unless approved by Program Coordinator)
Must not have completed over 70 degree applicable units 
Must meet one of the following criteria:
1st generation college student
English Language Learner/Emergent Bilingual Household
Special Population - Former Foster Youth, Housing Insecure, Justice-Impacted, Currently or previously enrolled in developmental courses
Did not graduate high school or earned Geeral Education Development (GED)

If none of the above are met, the EOPS/CARE Coordinator may take other relevant criteria into consideration to determine eligibility for the program as outlined in Tithe V of the California Education Code.


  • Priority Registration (Group 1)
  • Book Grant
  • *Transportation Assistance (bus Passes*; Parking Permits)
  • Supplies (E.G., Scantrons, Blue Books, Pencils, Snacks) Individualized Career/ Personal
  • Academic Counseling
  • One-on-One Tutoring Services
  • Cap and Gown Assitance
  • Gas Cards and "Super" Book Grant* (CARE Program Only)*
  • Additional Criteria May Apply

Please Visit EOPS for more information.



Student Equity & Achievement Division
Equity-Minded Supportive Services
Assitance Applying to IVCESL/ Accuplacer Testing Assistance
Completing IVC's Orientation
Academic/Career Counseling
Assistance with DegreeWorks and Registering
Hardship Assistance/Referrals
Advocacy for Students who identify as LGBTQIA+, Black or African American, Veteran, Disabled, Foster Youth, Homeless, Formerly Incarcerated, and Studends Athletes.
The SEA Program at IVC is recognized as a best-practice by the California Community College's Chancello's Office and is home to the following programs:
Basic Needs Initiative
IVC Kitchen & Farm-to-Table Initiative
Military & Veteran Success Center
PUENTE Project
Resilient Scholars Program
Restorative Justice Program

Please Visist Assessment Center for more information.


Financial Aid

There are different forms of financial aid that you may qualify for.


  • Pell Grant
  • Cal Grant
  • John Burton Book Funding Grant
  • Chafee


Ace Scholars Foster Youth Scholarship

IVROP Foster Youth Scholarships

Visit Financial Aid



Student Equity & Achievement Division
Emergency Assistance
Housing/Rent/Eviction Prevention?
Emergency Funding?

Student Equity Support



Need a laptop for your class?
Technology Support?

Request for Student Technology Support


Contact us

Welcome to IVC! We are so happy that you are here. Please contact us for more information or any questions you may have.
IVC Foster Youth Liaisons
For Student Equity Emergency Assistance/Resilient Scholars
Alexis Villa, Resilient Scholars Coordinator


Jose Plascencia, EOPS Counselor

For Financial Aid

Alma Orozco, Financial Aid Specialist