Financial Aid

Pro Tip!
File your 2019-2020 FAFSA and complete the PVCC Foundation Scholarship Application by March 1st.
Alleviate end of semester stress and avoid long wait times. Have a question? Contact the Financial Aid Office.

How To Apply for Financial Aid


  • Submit an Online Application Admission is free. Once you have submitted your application, you will receive a Student ID number and username. Make sure to keep this information for your records. When applying for admission at PVCC, please provide your social security number on the admission application so that your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) will be received and linked to your file.
  • Meet with an Advisor Make an appointment to meet with an academic advisor or attend an orientation session. Make sure to declare an eligible major when you meet with an advisor.

2. create aN FSA id

Visit FSA ID If you are required to provide parental information on the FAFSA, at least one parent must create an FSA ID. The FSA ID acts as an electronic signature. Signing your FAFSA electronically is the most convenient way to submit your FAFSA but you can submit it in other ways.

3. SUBMIT the fafsa

  • Send FAFSA to PVCC In the School Selection portion of the FAFSA, enter PVCC using the federal school code (009928). 
  • Needs Hands-On Help? The Financial Aid Office is available to help you complete your FAFSA and PVCC Students now have access to Financial Aid and Student Accounts support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. The support specialist will answer your questions or escalate a ticket to have a financial aid or Student Accounts staff return your call within 48 hours.
  • I Already Have an FSA ID If you already have an FSA ID and have forgotten your login information, contact FSA ID directly. They will help you retrieve your account information.

4. verify your Student aid report (sar)

After you submit your FAFSA form, you’ll get a Student Aid Report that summarizes the information you provided on your application. Review your SAR carefully to make sure it’s correct and complete. Students can make corrections to the FAFSA. Allow 3-5 days for corrections to process during peak times.

5. check the status of your FAFSA

  • Login to MyPVCC to check your SIS Student Center.
    • Click SIS Student Information Button
    • Click Student Center
    • View To Do List menu on the left side of the webpage
  • Your To Do List will contain a list as well as descriptions of documents needed and helpful links.

6. respond quickly

  • We might need additional information There are times when the Financial Aid Office might request additional information from the student and parent and/or spouse. We suggest you check your student email and SIS Student Center 3x weekly for the best results.
  • Submit Documents Most Financial aid documents requested are available via fillable forms found on SIS and printable and fillable forms. You can submit documents directly to our office and submit by scanning and fax. Please be certain that you complete all forms accurately. Pictures of documents may not be accepted and can prolong processing time.

7. review your award letter

  • You will receive an award notice sent to your PVCC student email when you are awarded. 
  • Login to MyPVCC to check your SIS Student Center.
    • Click SIS Student Information Button
    • Click Student Center
    • Select View Financial Aid
    • Click on Aid Year to view aid
  • Aid offered before the term census is based on anticipated full-time enrollment in courses that are required for your major.  If you register less than full-time, your aid will be adjusted after the census to reflect the correct award.
  • If you register less than full-time, your aid will be adjusted after the census to reflect the correct award.  
  • Aid will be adjusted throughout the term if enrollment status and aid eligibility change due to dropped or non-attended classes.
  • Remember to complete the following if you are accepting a student loan:

8. enroll in classes

  • Aid can only be offered for courses that are required for your degree or certificate. Review your Curriculum Sheet to ensure your courses are required. You can also view course eligibility through MyPVCC SIS Student Service Center
    • View Financial Aid  
    • View Course Eligibility
  • PVCC uses the Financial Aid Course Audit (FACA), a system that allows us to inform you shortly after you register whether any of your course selections are ineligible for financial aid. Our hope is that by providing you this information in advance, you will be able to better plan your academic career, select courses that apply to your program and complete your degree or certificate in a timelier fashion. More questions about FACA?

9. purchase books

If you have enough financial aid to cover the cost of your tuition and fees, your financial aid may be used to buy required textbooks and supplies at your campus bookstore 10 days before the start of your 16-week term through the end of the second week of the semester. Do you have aid left over to charge books? 

  • Students with Financial Aid Awards packaged for Spring 2019 may charge books to their Financial Aid from Wednesday, January 2, 2019 through Monday, January 31, 2019. Please purchase all books and supplies needed for the semester during this time frame.


  • Complete the Bookstore Charge Authorization Form (located outside of the PVCC Bookstore). You will need your Student ID number. 
  • Select your supplies from the bookstore.
  • Give the completed Bookstore Charge Authorization Form to the Bookstore Associate in place of payment. 

Pay close attention to the return and exchange policies from the bookstore and that you acknowledge by signing the Bookstore Charge Authorization Form.

  • If I decide not to attend, I MUST return my purchases before the last day to drop for the semester and I must return my books BEFORE I drop my courses.
  • If my financial aid eligibility is reduced or canceled due to a change in my enrollment status or eligibility and does not cover the amount I have charged, I understand that I am responsible for paying the resulting balance and will be denied future services by the College until I have repaid this debt.

    need a laptop for school?

    The G.O.A.L. program allows qualifying students to borrow a laptop for an entire semester. These students will be allowed to take the laptop home with them, but it must be returned to the library at the end of the semester.  We will distribute them to qualifying students on a first-come, first served basis.

    19-20 Super Saturday Workshops

    The Financial Aid Office at Piedmont Virginia Community College is hosting FAFSA Super Saturdays, a monthly workshop series that provides hands-on assistance completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2019-2020 Academic Year (we can help you with the 2018-2019 FAFSA, too). Completing the FAFSA is the first step for students interested in obtaining federal student financial aid as well as many scholarships, especially those interested in attending college between August 2019 and August 2020.

    Upcoming Super Saturday workshops include:
    •    March 23, 2019
    •    May 25, 2019
    •    July 27, 2019

    All workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. in the PVCC Main Building, room M154. Prior to attending a workshop, both students and parents are asked to create an FSA ID at

    To complete the FAFSA during the workshop, students and parents must bring the following:
    •    Copy of 2017 1040, 1040A or 1040 EZ income tax return(s) of parents and students
    •    All W2 wage statements and/or 1099 form(s)
    •    Net worth from parents’ current business or investments
    •    The month and year parents were married, separated or divorced
    •    If applicable, child support received or paid, workers compensation, Social Security Disability amounts received or other sources of income
    •    Alien Registration number for eligible non-citizens