How PVCC Determines Need

You have to demonstrate financial need to receive aid. To determine that need, the PVCC Financial Aid Office subtracts your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) from the estimated cost to attend PVCC (see table below). The EFC is the amount the federal government believes that you and your family can contribute toward your education and it is calculated based on the information that you submitted on your FAFSA. Cost of Attendance includes tuition, fees, room and board, books, supplies, transportation, and personal expenses. All grants and the Federal Direct Stafford Subsidized Loan cannot exceed the amount of demonstrated financial need. The total aid packaged including grants, scholarships, Federal Direct Stafford Subsidized, Unsubsidized, Parent PLUS and Nursing Loans cannot exceed the student's Estimated Cost of Attend PVCC. 

If the cost to attend PVCC is greater than your EFC, you demonstrate financial need and are eligible for financial aid.

    Estimated Cost to Attend PVCC* 
-   Expected Family Contribution (EFC) 
=  Your Financial Need

*Estimated Cost to Attend PVCC 2018-2019

Expense Items Students Living With Parents Students Not Living With Parents
Tuition/Fees $4470 $4470
Books and Supplies $1800 $1800
Room and Board
(Not on campus)
$3500 $8000
Transportation $2600 $2600
Miscellaneous $2000 $2000
Total: $14,370 $18,870