Financial Aid

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Super Saturdays Are Back!

SUPER FAFSA SATURDAYS: GET HELP FILLING OUT YOUR FAFSA FOR THE 2018-19 ACADEMIC YEAR
PVCC offers free workshops on how to fill out your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Workshops are open to everyone–even those not attending PVCC. Make sure to bring you and/or your parent(s) 2016 tax information. No appointment necessary.

Upcoming Workshops:

  • April 28
  • May 26
  • June 23
  • July 28

All workshops will be held from 9 a.m. to 12 noon in the PVCC Main Building, room M154. For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office by emailing finaid@pvcc.edu. Directions to the college can be found here. Room M154 is found in the Main Building on the map here. To get to room M154, enter through the sliding double doors, walk past the Admissions and Advising Office (on the right) and take a left when you see the "100 Wing" sign. When you see the "Financial Aid Office" sign, take a right. Room M154 is at the end of the hallway on the right. Hope to see you there!

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. Obtain a Federal Student Aid 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 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.

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, 2017, for the upcoming 2018-19 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.

Types of Financial Aid

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