Summer Aid

Financial aid is available to students that qualify and enroll during the summer. You may be eligible to receive a grant, work-study, or loan.

California College Promise Grant (formerly BOG Fee Waiver)

To see if you qualify to have your enrollment fees waived for the summer you can submit the 18-19 FAFSA, 18-19 California Dream Act Application or 18-19 California Promise Grant (formerly Board of Governors Fee Waiver online application). If you are qualified, a CA College Promise Grant (BOG Fee Waiver) award will appear on your award letter in InSite after your application is processed. Please note that the Financial Aid Office will process incoming 2018-2019 financial aid applications weekly starting in May.

Pell

Financial aid, specifically the Pell Grant, may be available for the summer depending how much Pell Grant you already received during the award year and your enrollment status for summer.

Effective for 2017-2018, students will be allowed to receive up to three full-time payments (150% of their maximum award amount) in one academic year (fall, spring, summer) if student enrolls at least half-time for the summer semester.  Financial Aid defines half-time status as 6 units or more for all students. Previously, a student's summer Pell Grant was reduced by what they had used during the fall and spring semesters. 

At the end of the spring semester, summer Pell Grant will be calculated and your award letter will be revised on InSite to show your summer aid eligibility. Please note that only students enrolled for summer will have the Pell Grant recalculated.

To qualify for summer Pell Grant you must:

  • submitted a valid 2017-2018 FAFSA with DVC's school code,
  • completed all items listed on 2017-2018 Financial Aid Checklist
  • enrolled for summer session classes,
  • be enrolled in the minimum number of units required to receive your Pell Grant award, and 
  • meet satisfactory academic progress (SAP) requirements.

If you received financial aid at another institution for the fall and/or spring semester, be sure that DVC is listed on your FAFSA. Once DVC receives your FAFSA and you have completed all the items required to determine your eligibility for aid, your summer aid eligibility will be determined. Any aid received at another institution must be taken into account when determining your eligibility for summer aid.

If you have questions about your eligibility for summer aid, please contact the DVC Financial Aid Office for more information.

Work-Study

Work-study may be available for the summer if you are enrolled at least half-time, meet all the eligibility criteria for federal work-study, and program funds are still available. Please inquire with the DVC Financial Aid Office for more information.

Loan

Loans may be available for summer if a student meets all the eligibility criteria. Please refer to the Student Loan section for more information.


All financial aid students are required to check their DVC student email account through the InSite Portal on a regular basis in order to receive notifications, file status updates, announcements, and further instructions from the Financial Aid Office. Follow the link for instructions on how to check your financial aid status through the InSite Portal.

Financial Aid school codes:

  • DVC FAFSA Federal School Code: 001191
  • DVC CA DREAM Act Application School Code: 00119100

Contact Financial Aid

Contact

Telephone: 925-969-2009

Email: dvcfinancialaid@dvc.edu

Fax: 925-691-1132 

Office location: SSC building, first floor Pleasant Hill campus map

Special Spring 2018 Extended Hours
January 16, 2018 - February 2, 2018
*Regular Spring 2018 hours resume February 5, 2018

Office hours
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Drop-in hours (for document submission and detailed information, photo ID required)
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Pleasant Hill lab hours 
Monday/Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.

Learn more about the financial aid computer lab

Office location

Admissions and Records, San Ramon campus map 

Drop-in hours (for document submission and detailed information, photo ID required)

Wednesday: 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. - 6 p.m. 
Break times: 15 minutes at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m.