Financial Aid

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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

Need Child Care While Attending This Semester?

You may be eligible for a child-care subsidy to help pay for care expenses. More details 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 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. Obtain a Federal Student Aid ID at This is used as your electronic signature to sign your FAFSA.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at 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 the U.S. mail if you qualify to receive financial aid.

Deadlines to Apply for Financial Aid (FAFSA)

Although you can file the online FAFSA anytime, it is best to complete the FAFSA prior to May 1 of the year that you plan to attend PVCC. Further, we recommend these deadlines:

  • Aid for Spring 2018 Semester: Complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA. Priority filing date October 1. 
  • Aid for 2018-2019: You can begin filing the 2018-2018 FAFSA on October 1. Priority filing date May 1.

Types of Financial Aid

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