Welcome to the Financial Aid Office
Resource Links & Information
How to Apply
...for Financial Aid
Virtual FAFSA Labs
Need help with your Fafsa or DreamAct application?
Contact Financial Aid to sign up!
The FSA ID
A Cal Grant award is limited to 4 academic years based on full-time enrollment. A student needs to take 15 units per semester, or 30 semester units per academic year, in order to graduate within four years. For more information on Cal Grants visit www.csac.ca.gov
Click the Day/Time for the Zoom link
You will be placed in a waiting room until your turn
Appointments are limited for special circumstances outside of general information
You will be required to show your government issued ID or VVC Student ID
If you need assistance completing a FAFSA or California Dream Act Application please see our Virtual Fafsa Lab schedule
Hours of Operation
Financial Aid Office will be open as follows:
Fall and Spring
- Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
- Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Financial Aid Disbursement Dates
|Disbursement Type||Disbursement Date||Comments|
|Week of 08/31/21||30% Disbursement|
|HEERF||Week of 09/07/21|
|Cal Grant Dreamers||Week of 09/13/21|
|SSCG Grant Dreamers||Week of 09/13/21|
|Pell||Week of 09/27/21||Make-up|
|HEERF||Week of 09/27/21|
|Cal Grant||Week of 10/11/21|
|SSCG Grant||Week of 10/18/21|
|Pell||Week of 10/25/21||Make-up|
|Pell/Seog||Week of 11/15/21||70% Disbursement|
|Direct Loans||Week of 11/22/21|
|Cal Grant Dreamers||Week of 11/29/21||Make-up|
|SSCG Dreamers||Week of 12/06/21||Make-up|
|Cal Grant||Week of 12/06/21||Make-up|
|SSCG||Week of 12/13/21||Make-up|
|Pell||Week of 12/20/21||Make-up|
|HEERF||Week of 01/17/22|
|Pell||Week of 01/24/22||Make-up|
Most Common Questions and Answers
Q: Will I need to pay back Financial Aid if I withdraw due to Covid-19?
A: Students will not need to payback grants if they withdraw or drop classes under the EW status, due to Covid-19. Students who withdraw or drop under any other status may still be reviewed for overpayment.
Q: Will I be disqualified from Financial Aid if I withdraw from school or drop classes?
A: If students withdraw or drop classes due to Covid-19, those grades must be under the EW status in order to be excluded from Satisfactory Academic Progress. Any other status will be included in SAP.
Q: I heard there is additional Financial Aid Grants for students? What is that?
A: The CARES Act Stimulus Bill provides emergency grant funding to students affected by Covid-19. Currently VVC is in the process of awarding and providing an application for this emergency funding. More information can be found at www.vvc.edu.
Q: If I retake classes can I still receive Financial Aid for those repeats?
A: Yes. Students are allowed funding for a second repeat for a previously passed class.