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

Get Ready for College/Career Boot Camp – Winter 2015

Posted on October 28, 2015

The Central Valley Higher Education Consortium is excited to be kicking off our fifth College/Career Boot Camp. Our next camp will be hosted at Fresno State from December 19th-22nd, 2015​. At Fresno State attendees will receive leadership and training to become College and Career Opportunity Ambassadors for their campuses and community.

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

CVHEC has launched the iAmMyFinancialAid social media campaign

Posted on March 10, 2015

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