Foster Youth Students

Skyline College participates in the Foster Youth Success Initiative (FYSI) sponsored by the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office (CCCCO). The FYSI was created to help current and/or former foster youth coming from foster care to succeed at Skyline College. 

The Financial Aid Office is here to help you pay for your college education. We are here to help and to connect you with all available resources. We look forward to assisting you through the process and being part of your support system at Skyline College.

Youth Empowerment Scholars (YES) Program:

The Youth Empowerment Scholars (YES) Program was designed to connect current and former foster to Skyline College.

Steps to Enrollment:

  1. Complete an Application for Admission to Skyline College
  2. Take Math and English Placement Test 
  3. Complete an in-person or online Orientation
  4. Schedule a Counseling appointment with YES Academic Counselor, Imelda Hermosillo
  5. Register for classes on WebSMART
  6. Apply for Financial Aid - please follow the below "Steps to Applying for Financial Aid"

Please Note:  You will receive an enrollment ticket by email if you provided an e-mail address or via regular mail if you did not.  For more information, please visit the Admissions & Records Office

Steps to Applying for Financial Aid:

  1. Submit a FAFSA:
  2. Submit a Chafee Grant Application:
  3. Obtain copy of Foster Youth Verification Letter from the County where Foster Care Services were received
  4. Contact Jocelyn Vila, Financial Aid Foster Youth Liaison (when emailing, please provide your name, G-Number and telephone number)

On Campus Resources:

Off Campus Resources:


Jocelyn Vila
Financial Aid Office, Bldg. 2
Program Services Coordinator
FYSI - Foster Youth Liaison


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