Financial Aid Course Audit (FACA)
What is FACA?
FACA is a federal regulation stating that financial aid can only be used towards courses that are a part of a student's degree or certificate program. Courses outside of a student's program cannot be covered by financial aid.
How do I check for FACA issues?
- Log in to your MyPVCC Student Account here: https://pv.my.vccs.edu/
- Enter the Student Information System (SIS).
- Select My Student Information.
- If you are on a mobile device, select Student Center after Step 3.
- Under the Finances section, select View Financial Aid.
- Choose the current Aid Year.
- Select View Course Eligibility for the current semester.
- You should see something that looks like this:
- Classes with a green check mark are eligible.
- Classes with a red x are ineligible.
What do I do if one of my classes is ineligible?
First, you should make sure the class is a part of your degree or certificate program. Find your program here: www.pvcc.edu/programs and make sure the class is listed.
If the class is not listed as a degree requirement, you should contact an academic advisor here: www.pvcc.edu/academic-advising to go over your options. This may involve changing or adding a program, swapping the ineligible class for a required class, or choosing to pay for the ineligible class out of pocket.
Sometimes, the system will not correctly recognize pre-requisite, Writing Intensive, Civic Engagement, or other required courses. If you believe this is the case, contact an academic advisor.