Financial Aid Home Page

Welcome to VVC! Our Financial Aid and Veterans Services team will make it our mission to help remove obstacles that prevent you from pursuing your educational goals. Using our expertise and a caring approach, we will do our best to help you with your college finances—quickly and efficiently.

 

Contact Information:

Email- financialaid@vvc.edu

Phone- 760.245.4271

*Please note: Our office will only send personal information to a VVC email and some information will not be given out over the phone.

 

Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday 8:00am - 7:00pm*

Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm*

*Hours may vary on school breaks or holidays

 

Location:
One Stop Student Services Area

Upper Campus, Building 23

 

Can't come in? 

Virtual Walk-in Sessions

Our virtual walk-ins sessions are for general information and questions for our new and continuing students. 
If you need assistance completing a FAFSA or California Dream Act Application, please see our Virtual FAFSA Lab schedule.

 

Tuesdays 2pm-4pm**

Wednesdays 10-12pm**

**To accommodate staff training, there will be no virtual walk-in sessions the week of 11/29/2021

  • Click the Day/Time for the Zoom link

  • You will be placed in a waiting room until it is your turn

  • You will be required to show your government issued ID or VVC Student ID

  • Appointments may be scheduled instead, if the walk-in contains special circumstances and/or is outside of general information

 

 

Resource Links & Information

 

 

 

How to Apply

...for Financial Aid

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at Studentaid.gov, listing VVC’s school code 001335. (For our Dreamer students, you will need to complete the DreamAct application)

  2. Wait 5-7 days for VVC to receive your FAFSA information.

  3. Log on to WebAdvisor and look under the “Financial Aid Self Service Portal” link to see if the Financial Aid Office requires any additional forms.

  4. If additional forms are required, select the Financial Aid Forms link, complete the required forms, and use the secure Document Upload Link in WebAdvisor.

  5. Continue to monitor your "FA Self Service Portal" screen on WebAdvisor.  Processing may take 45 business days or more depending on the volume of applications received.

  6. If  you were awarded a Federal or State Grant you will be notified by through BankMobile Disbursements a technology solution, powered by BMTX, Inc.   on how to receive your disbursement within 7-10 days.
  • Need help with the Fafsa/DreamAct, see our "Virtual Fafsa Labs" for the latest schedule

Don't forget to provide your current VVC ID Card or your valid (non-expired) government-issued photo ID when visiting the Financial Aid Office in order for us to be able to serve you.    It is required under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act.

 

Virtual FAFSA Labs

Need help with your Fafsa or DreamAct application? 
Contact Financial Aid to sign up!
Email: FinancialAid@vvc.edu 

 

 

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The FSA ID

The Department of Education has replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN with the FSA ID. The FSA ID consist of a user-created username and password to electronically access personal information on Federal Student Aid Websites, including FAFSA on the web. Tutorial videos are available on the: To Apply for Financial Aid Section in the middle of this page and at the following link: http://vvc.financialaidtv.com

 

Cal Grant

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  

 

 

Virtual Walk-ins

Tuesdays 2pm-4pm Wednesdays 10-12pm

  • 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

 

 

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Disbursement Schedule

Financial Aid Disbursement Dates

Fall 2021

Disbursement Type Disbursement Date Comments

Pell

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.