After You Apply

After you submit your FAFSA or California Dream Act application you can follow the steps below to check your financial aid status.  If you have followed the steps below and still have questions, contact our office at financialaid@dvc.edu or call (925)969-2009 during regular business hours.  We are here to help you.

Next Steps

1. Check your status and review your checklist

Within one week of submitting your application online, the DVC Financial Aid Office will send a follow-up email to your InSite account with more information or instructions. 

If you do not receive an email, please call our office to check the status of your application.  Please make sure you list DVC's federal school code (001191) first on your FAFSA or the CA Dream Act school code (00119100) to ensure your application is received by the college.  

You may be required to complete and submit additional forms or documents to the Financial Aid Office. To find out, log into InSite, click on the Financial Aid icon, and click on Financial Aid Home.

Documents or forms may be required so our office can confirm the information on your FAFSA or California Dream Act Application (CADAA) is correct. Financial aid staff will review the information you reported on the FAFSA or CADAA and compare it with the documents submit and change any errors found on your application.

You can complete the verification process by accessing links available from your Insite checklist.

NOTE: The Financial Aid Office is only processing 2020-2021 FAFSAs and CA Dream Act Applications at this time.  If you have submitted a 2021-2022 FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application, you will be notified of your application status via your InSite email late April/early May 2021.

2. Submit missing documents (if applicable)

NEW! Effective March 18, 2021, students that have not yet initiated the verification process will be directed to a new platform to complete all your required documents.  You will receive an email inviting you to use this new process for the 20-21 FAFSA year.  You can also complete the verification process by clicking on the link(s) displayed for each request on your financial aid checklist. 

If you already initiated the verification process for your 20-21 FAFSA and submitted some of documents or forms required, please scan and upload documents/forms that are still outstanding the following ways:

  • Scan and upload your documents using the Document Uploader button below.  Don’t have a scanner? Learn how to scan without a computer.

    Document Uploader
  • Fax to (925)691-1132
  • Mail to: Diablo Valley College Financial Aid Office, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523.

As of December 2020, documents submitted via email are not accepted.  The Financial Aid Office reserves the right to request resubmission of documents and identification should the documents not be clear or legible.

If you have any questions about document submission options please contact our office at financialaid@dvc.edu or call (925)969-2009.

3. Select how you want to receive your aid

Diablo Valley College has partnered with BankMobile to deliver your financial aid refund. Here's what you need to do.

  1. Select the Financial Aid tile after logging into InSite
  2. Click on "My FA Disbursements"
  3. Click on "BankMobile - First time Setup".

To select your refund preference or learn more about BankMobile, visit www.4cd.edu/bankmobile. Only students that are enrolled and have completed the FAFSA or California DREAM Act Application will be able to select a refund preference.

BankMobile
For more information about BankMobile, visit this link: http://bankmobiledisbursements.com/refundchoicessso/

You may also view our institution’s contract with BankMobile, a Division of Customers Bank.

4. Review your financial aid award offer

You will receive an financial aid award offer email in your InSite account about 2-4 weeks after your drop-in meeting at the Financial Aid Office. The award letter will posted to your InSite account and list the type and amount of financial aid (grants, loans, and work-study) you qualify to receive.  Please review the 2020-2021 Financial Aid Disbursement Calendar to learn the dates that financial aid will be disbursed and timelines for delivery based on the funding option you select.