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Students with children, IVC is committed to your success! Here you will find lots of resources and support made for you and your family.

Students with Children are defined as any student who has a child under 18 years of age who will receive more than half of their support from that student Ed Code Section 66025.81(b)

Special Support for You and Your Children
Did you know that as a student with children you may be eligible for priority registration, additional financial aid, and specialized support programs directly through IVC as well as the greater community?

OC Diaper Bank at Community Action Partnership 
Irvine Valley College has partnered with the OC Diaper Bank at Community Action Partnership to provide support for our parenting students. 

Eligible students can receive diapers by completing the request form linked below. Once your request is approved, a Basic Needs staff member will contact you with the next steps.

Diaper Request Form

California Children are Eligible for Free Money for College and Career Training
CalKIDS is a new program from the State of California that provides eligible families with free money for college. California newborns can receive up to $175 and eligible California public school students can receive up to $1,500.* CalKIDS was created to help families kickstart their college savings plan and increase access to higher education.

Priority Registration Information

Effective for Fall 2023 registration (beginning in May), students with children will be eligible for priority registration. Qualifying students are those who have a child or children under 18 years of age who will receive more than half of their support from that student.

What is priority registration?

Registration appointment priority grouping allows different student populations to receive an early registration date and time based upon their academic status, orientation and placement status, and student group status. Irvine Valley College assigns registration appointments based on compliance with California Education Code Title 5 Code of Regulations for Community Colleges and SB 1456 Student Success Act.

How can students with children get priority registration?

In order to update your status as a student parent and be eligible for priority registration, you need to update your profile on MySite. To receive priority registration, please follow the instructions below:

  • Log into MySite
  • Click “My Information”
  • Click on “My Profile”
  • At the bottom of the page, select if you are a parent of dependent children

Once your application is approved, your priority registration will take effect the following semester. For questions please contact the office of Admissions and Records.

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