The "Start Next Quarter" survey allows prospective and current students the chance to see if they pre-qualify to receive special funding to help pay for work force education and training programs at Yakima Valley Community College

The online eligibility tool allows students to determine whether or not they are eligible for funding through Worker Retraining, Basic Food, Education and Training , WorkFirst, and/or the Opportunity Grant. Following the anonymous survey students have the option to connect with college staff, attend a workshop to learn more, or get started with the enrollment process.

Start Next Quarter is designed to assist students in answering questions on how to start and pay for school. The survey asks questions about educational goals, income, food benefits, unemployment insurance, and other key eligibility requirements. The answers remain anonymous until the student decides they would like to connect with college staff. They then have the option to sign up for a workshop to learn more about what YVCC has to offer.