Preparing for College

It’s never too soon to get ready. From middle school through your final semester in high school, you can prepare for college. Discover the different kinds of schools you can attend and what you need to get there.


Applying to College

It’s time to apply! You’ve spent the last four years preparing for college, now it’s time to send in applications to the schools you like. Learn what you need to apply, how to apply and when you should apply.


Paying for College

You CAN afford college. There are so many ways to help you pay for your education: grants, loans, scholarships and more. Find out what kind of financial aid you may qualify for and how to apply for it.


Life in the Central Valley

You could be a short drive from the California coastline and three national parks. Enjoy all that the heart of California has to offer, including cultural festivals, arts and music communities and food festivals for local favorites like asparagus, wine, cheese and more.

Latest News

Central Valley students get college and career ready at College/Career Boot Camp

Posted on June 9, 2015

The Central Valley Higher Education Consortium has returned for the fourth time to offer students throughout the Valley the opportunity to prepare for college admission and a professional career. Students ranging from ages 16-22 will be attending Camp from Tulare Counties all the way to Stockton.

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CVHEC is holding our spring board meeting

Posted on March 10, 2015

Date: March 20th 2015
Time: 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: National University – Room 104
20 E. River Park Place West
Fresno, CA 93720

For agenda and information please contact Cheryl Work at (559) 292-0576 or at

​C​VHEC is getting ready for the next College Readiness Boot Camp

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​The Central Valley Higher Education Consortium is excited to be hosting the next College Readiness Boot Camp at CSU Stanislaus. Camp will be held from June 15th – 18th, 2015​.

For more information please visit our Initiatives tab or contact Quincey Penn at

CVHEC has launched the iAmMyFinancialAid social media campaign

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The Central Valley Higher Education Consortium has paired with Fresno State’s Public Relations Department to develop (more…)