• Imagine your possibilities

    Central Valley Colleges & Universities offer many degrees from certificate programs to doctorate degrees.

  • College is possible and affordable

    Make college a reality. Find out about financial aid and scholarships that can help you pay for school.

  • It is time to apply for college

    Get a jump on your college applications with our extensive collection of resources and preparation materials.

  • Map out your path to college

    Find out what steps you should be taking from middle school through high school to reach your goals.

  • We graduate more than 180,000 students each year

    Our initiatives help make a positive impact on the educational achievements of the 10-county region we serve.


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

Fresno State to host college preparation boot camp

Posted on December 24, 2014

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Reaching Out to Aspiring Doctors (ROAD) for the San Joaquin Valley

Posted on August 7, 2014

A Free Pre-Medical Conference for Fresno State and UC Merced students
Breakfast and lunch included *Special Giveaways*
Bus transportation provided for UC Merced students
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CVHEC Blog with Campaign for College Opportunity

Posted on June 18, 2014

By Dr. Barbara Hioco, CVHEC

What Works Now

Communication and collaboration are the keys to effecting change. At the Central Valley Higher Education Consortium (CVHEC), we’re focused on helping more students go to college and succeed. The collective energy of our 27 colleges and universities in the region is directed at removing barriers and opening doors.

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