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How PVCC Determines Need

You have to demonstrate financial need to receive aid. To determine that need, the PVCC Financial Aid Office subtracts your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the estimated cost to attend PVCC (see table below). The EFC is the amount the federal government believes that you and your family can contribute toward your education and it is calculated based on the information that you submitted on your FAFSA.

If the cost to attend PVCC is greater than your EFC, you demonstrate financial need and are eligible for financial aid.

    Estimated Cost to Attend PVCC* 
-   Expected Family Contribution (EFC) 
=  Your Financial Need

*Estimated Cost to Attend PVCC 2013-2014

Expense Items Students Living With Parents Students Living Away from Parents
Tuition/Fees $3574 $3574
Books and Supplies $1800 $1800
Room and Board
(Not on campus)
$3500 $6,920
Transportation $2500 $2500
Miscellaneous $2000 $2000
Total: $13374 $1679