At Imperial Valley College, we like to help all our students reach their full potential. Student-Parents at IVC can receive priority registration, take advantage of academic and health counseling, join clubs, and support from departments across campus. Please look below for more information about the resources offered at IVC for our student-parents.
Request Student Parent Priority Registration
CalFresh is California's food stamps (SNAP) program.
Submit an application
CalFresh website will guide you step by step. This should take about 10 minutes.
Submit proof of your situation.
This includes documents like your ID, paystubs, or rent receipts. You can do this during your application or come back to this website any time in the next 30 days.
If your county has any questions, they will call you.
A worker may call if they need more information or clarification.
Get money for groceries.
If approved, you'll get an EBT card with money for groceries within 30 days.
California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC)
You may be eligible for a California Earned Income Tax Credit (CalEITC) up to $3,417 for tax year 2022 as a working family or individual earning up to $30,000 per year.
You must claim the credit on the 2022 FTB 3514 form, California Earned Income Tax Credit, or if you e-file follow your software's instructions. Generally, you may claim CalEITC to receive a refund for up to four prior years prior by filing or amending your state income tax return.
Young Child Tax Credit (YCTC)
The Young Child Tax Credit (YCTC) provides a credit up $1,083 per tax return for Californians who qualify for CalEITC
and have a child under 6 years old.
For tax year 2022 forward, you may qualify for YCTC with total earned income
of zero dollars or less provided all of the following apply:
Your total wages, salaries, tips, and other employee compensation (whether subject to California withholding or not), if any, do not exceed $32,490
- Your total net loss does not exceed $32,490, and
- You otherwise meet the CalEITC and YCTC requirements
You must claim YCTC on the 2022 FTB 3514 form, California Earned Income Tax Credit, or if you e-file follow your software's instructions. You may claim YCTC for tax year 2019 forward by filing or amending your state income tax return. However, for tax years prior to 2022 you will only be eligible for YCTC if you meet all CalEITC requirements, including having at least $1 of earned income in the tax year.
California Special Supplemental Food Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)
WIC services include:
- Practical nutrition information and everyday healthy living tips for you and your family. Visit the Feeding My Family page.
- Nutrition experts who specialize in nutrition for mothers and their children.
- Support and information about breastfeeding your baby, including access to breastfeeding experts. Visit the Feeding My Baby page.
- Help in finding health care and other valuable community services.
- Benefits to buy healthy foods - such as fruits and vegetables, whole grains, milk, eggs, bread, cereal, juice, peanut butter, soy milk, tofu and more!
You may qualify if you:
- Are pregnant, breastfeeding, just had a baby (or recent pregnancy loss); or
- Have a child or care for a child under age 5; and
- Have low-to-medium income or receive Medi-Cal, CalWORKs (TANF), or CalFresh (SNAP) benefits; and
- Live in California.
IVC Campus Resources
Student Equity and Achievement Program (SEA)
The Student Equity & Achievement Program (SEA) is Imperial Valley College's hub for matriculation and equity, ensuring a smooth and equitable transition to college and maintained support for all students throughout their journey at IVC. We validate that many historically underrepresented students face disproportionate barriers to academic success, and we are dedicated to removing those barriers. The SEA team will be some of the first friendly faces you meet, whether it's at your local high school, on zoom, or within your transition back to college. We serve all students and take pride in advocating for our students who identify as LGBTQIA+, Black or African American, Veteran, Disabled, Foster Youth, Homeless, Formerly Incarcerated, and Student-Athletes.
SEA will provide students with:
- Equity-Minded Supportive Services
- Assistance Applying to IVC
- ESL/Accuplacer Testing
- Assistance Completing IVC's Orientation
- Academic/Career Counseling
- Assistance with DegreeWorks and Registering
- Hardship Assistance/Referrals
- Advocacy for Students who identify as LGBTQIA+, Black or African American, Veteran, Disabled, Foster Youth, Homeless, Formerly Incarcerated, and Student-Athletes.
The SEA Program at IVC is recognized as a best practice by the California Community College's Chancellor's Office and is home to the following programs:
- Basic Needs Initiative
- IVC Kitchen & Farm-to-Table Initiative
- Military & Veteran Success Center
- PUENTE Project
- Resilient Scholars Program
- Restorative Justice Program
Location: Building 401 (Due to COVID-19 closures, we are open remotely and can digitally respond to you)
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Student Health Center
The Student Health Center Business Hours:
Monday 8:30am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Fridays 8:30am - 12:30pm
Visit Student Health CenterSchedule a Mental Health Counseling Appointment
If you experience any issues with appointment scheduling, please call our office at (760)355-6310Developmental Preschool and Infant/Toddler Center