First Year Experience

First YEar experience program (FYE)FYE is a specially designed program to provide extra services and resources specifically tailored to first-time college freshmen with an emphasis in serving first generation students.

Benefits of participating

  • Free tuition – via the College Promise Grant
  • enrollment to special programs
  • Access to EVC free Textbook Lending Library – through Special Programs
  • Free tutoring and mentoring
  • Academic counseling support
  • Access to free and fun events, performances, lectures, films and more
  • Priority Registration

FYE Eligibility

  • Be a spring  high school graduate, enrolling at EVC in fall directly following graduation
  • Be a first-time college student
  • Enroll in at least 12 units at EVC per semester
  • Apply to FAFSA or CA Dream Act /CPG Application
  • Must be a CA resident
  • California Promise Grant Recipient

Contact Info:

Catherine Kost

Sarai Minjares

First Stop Center & First Year Experience Coordinator

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  1. Complete the EVC Admissions Application
  2. Complete the FAFSA or Dream Act Application
  3. The First Stop Center will contact you directly if you meet preliminary eligibility requirements
  4. or contact

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