The Foster Youth Success Initiative
FYSI was created to help current and/or former youth from foster care succeed in college.
You are most likely eligible for this program if the following applies to you:
- You are a current or former foster youth
- and have not reached your 22nd birthday as of July 1st of the award year
- and you have ever participated in a Transitional Living Program (TLP) or Independent Living Program (ILP)
Did you know you may be eligible for $$$ college?
All you need to do is:
- Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.ed.gov using PVC's school code: 001259
- Complete the Chafee Application Form at www.chafee.csac.ca.gov
- Apply for admission to Palo Verde College (CCCApply)
Who is a FYSI Liaison?
A Foster Youth Success Initiative Liaison is someone who:
- Understands your situation
- Is sensitive to your needs and challenges
- Will help link you to the support services and resources throughout the college and community
- Assist you with completingÂ the FAFSA
Your FYSI Liaison will:
- Assist you with completing other financial aid paperwork and documents such as the Chafee application, scholarships and more!
- Connect you with on-campus and off-campus resources such as EOPS, CARE, DSPS, child care, Cal Works,Â and assistance in obtaining a GED
- Connect you to an Academic Counselor who will assist you in creating a Student Educational Plan (SEP)Â that will maximize your financial aid benefit and much more!