WorkFirst Financial Aid assists TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families) parents in gaining the skills needed to become employed. WorkFirst Financial Aid assistance includes funding for tuition, fees, and books toward an approved Workforce Education degree or certificate. To be eligible you must be a current TANF recipient.

Eligibility Guidelines:

  • Must be currently receiving TANF and meeting all participation requirements

  • Students must be enrolled in a Workforce Education program through YVCC

  • Must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or above and meet YVCC's Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) policy

  • Must have a referral to YVCC for training from your case manager at DSHS

  • Eligible students may attend full time or part-time classes

To apply for WorkFirst Financial Aid (WFFA), please click on the link below to print the application:

WFFA Application

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please contact:
Violeta Valdez at 509-574-4977 email: or
Sharon Redifer at 509-574-4764 email: