Financial Aid

Financial Aid Refunds will be processed after the last day to drop your latest starting class
with a refund has passed. You can see this date (Last day to drop a course with a refund)
on your class syllabus and on the PVCC Academic Calendar.

     

     

    Deadlines to Apply for Financial Aid (FAFSA) Effective September 14, 2018

    The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is required in order for a student to be considered for most federal and state financial aid programs. Although you can file the online FAFSA anytime, we recommend these deadlines to allow adequate time for processing Financial Aid awards:

    Aid for 2018-2019 (Fall & Spring) Priority filing date:  Fall - March 1, 2018; Spring - November 1, 2018

    Final Deadline to defer Fall Semester charges with Financial Aid: August 15th 
    Students who do not have the following: 

    1. A valid FAFSA and 
    2. Completed Checklist Items

    on file with the PVCC Office of Financial Aid by August 15th  for the Fall Semester will be
    required to pay for Fall courses out-of-pocket and be reimbursed for them in late
    October for any financial aid awards processed, if applicable.

    Final Deadline to defer Spring Semester charges with Financial Aid: December 15th 
    Students who do not have the following:  

    1. A valid FAFSA and 
    2. Completed Checklist Items

    on file with the PVCC Office of Financial Aid by December 15th  for the Spring Semester will be
    required to pay for Spring courses out-of-pocket and be reimbursed for them in late March
    for any financial aid awards processed, if applicable.

    Aid for 2018-2019 (Summer Only) Priority filing date:  April 15, 2019

    Final Deadline to defer Summer Semester charges with Financial Aid: May 15th 
    Students who do not have the following:  

    1. A valid FAFSA and 
    2. Completed Checklist Items and
    3. PVCC Summer Financial Aid Form

    on file with the PVCC Office of Financial Aid by May 15th  for the Summer Semester will be
    required to pay for Summer courses out-of-pocket and be reimbursed for them in late
    July for any financial aid awards processed, if applicable.

    Charges Books & School Supplies to Your Financial Aid

    Students with Financial Aid Awards packaged for Fall 2018 may charge books to their Financial Aid from August 10, 2018 through September 6, 2018. Please purchase all books and supplies needed for the semester during this time frame. Do you have aid left over to charge books? This tutorial will show you how much aid you owe and what might be used in the book store.

    How this process works.

    1. Complete the Bookstore Charge Authorization Form. You will need your Student ID number.
    2. Select your supplies from the bookstore.
    3. 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.

     

      Get a head start filing your FAFSA earlier than ever

      Instead of waiting until January 1, students and their families can complete the FAFSA as early as October 1, 2018, for the upcoming 2019-20 academic year.

      Note: For the 2018-19 academic year, the FAFSA will include two-year-old tax information (i.e., “prior- prior” year). For the 2018-19 FAFSA, you will need to provide income information from the 2016 tax year.

       

      Upload Financial Aid Forms Online

      Students may access, complete and upload select Financial Aid forms and documentation directly to the Student Center. NOTICE!  The Document Upload tool is not currently supporting Google Chrome. Please use another browser to upload documentation. 

       

      Kathy Hudson Student Emergency Grant Fund

      Are you facing a short term financial emergency that may hinder successful academic progression or lead to withdrawal from PVCC? HELP is available. For more details click here.

       

      Financial Aid Course Audit (FACA)

      PVCC has adopted the Financial Aid Course Audit (FACA), a new system (not a new rule) 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. To see our flyer click here or for more detailed instructions click here

       

      24/7 Financial Aid Support 

      PVCC Students now have access to financial aid support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. A support specialist will answer your questions when you call 1.855.877.3941 or visit https://mysupport.pvcc.edu. The guide to navigate the student support website can be found here. For additional information click here

      Important information to parents, if you are calling to inquire about specific account information for your son or daughter, please have them on the line with you. If this is not possible, we will be able to speak about general information or processes only. Since educational records are protected from third-party disclosure by federal law, if it becomes necessary to get into account-specific details we will be pleased to refer you to a specialist that can determine if information can be released. Referrals are typically responded to within 1-3 business days.

      How to Apply for Financial Aid

      Full and part-time students who are enrolled in a program of study at PVCC may apply for financial aid to take credit classes. Noncredit and audited classes are ineligible for financial aid.

      Follow these two steps and observe the deadlines noted below.

      1. Create a Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) at https://fsaid.ed.gov. This is used as your electronic signature to sign your FAFSA.
      2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov and use the PVCC school code 009928 on the application. It typically takes several days for the U.S. Department of Education to process your FAFSA and send you a Student Aid Report (SAR) based on the information that you supplied. PVCC will inform you via an Award Letter sent through SIS Student Service Center and/or U.S. mail if you qualify to receive financial aid.

       

      Types of Financial Aid

      Financial aid may come in the form of grantsdirect loansscholarships or a work-study position (part-time job).