Learn More About the START Program

START Program Information

The START Program is located on the first floor of the Student Services Center on Pleasant Hill campus within the EOPS Suite (SSC 127).

Email us at START@dvc.edu to begin conversations.

START Counseling

On campus and remote counseling appointments are available. Current DVC START students can fill out this online form to request a counseling appointment with a START counselor. New or prospective students should contact us at START@dvc.edu to have a conversation with program staff before counseling can be scheduled.

START Counseling Request Form

START Financial Aid Support

START staff can also help in the process of applying for financial aid. Foster youth are often eligible for a variety of grants and other monetary support to pay for college.