Deadlines and Payment Schedules

Learn more about financial aid deadlines and our payments schedules. 

If you were enrolled and want to be considered for financial assistance, apply online TODAY at Federal Student Aid or California Dream Act Application.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The 2023-2024 FAFSA is available online. Apply today to see if you are eligible for financial aid.

2023-2024 FAFSA (for summer '23, fall '23, spring '23, and summer '24)

  • Application Open: October 1, 2022
  • Priority Deadline for Cal Grant: March 2, 2023 (all CA students) and September 2, 2023 (community college students only)
  • Deadline: June 30, 2024
California Dream Act Application (CADAA)

The 2023-2024 California Dream Act Application is available online. 

  • Application Open: October 1, 2022
  • Deadline for Cal Grant: September 2, 2023
  • Deadline for CA Promise Grant: June 30, 2024

Apply today to see if you are eligible for financial aid. DREAMers must complete the CA Dream Act Application by September 2 to qualify for the Cal Grant. Applications completed after September 2 will still be considered for California College Promise Grant eligibility.

California College Promise Grant (CCPG)

To apply for the California Promise Grant you must submit the following application by the following deadlines:

  • 2023-2024 FAFSA: June 30, 2024
  • 2023-2024 California Dream Act Application: June 30, 2024
  • 2023-2024 Online California Promise Grant Application: June 30, 2024
Cal Grant

To be considered for a 2023-2024 Cal Grant award, you must have completed both the (1) FAFSA or DREAM Act Application and (2) the GPA Verification form by March 2, 2023 or September 2, 2023. The Admissions and Records Office can help you with filling out the GPA Verification form or, in some cases, submit your GPA electronically.

All CA Students Deadline: March 2, 2023

CA Community College Deadline: September 2, 2023

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeals

Semester Deadlines to Submit Academic Suspension or Maximum Time Frame Appeals

  • Summer 2023: July 24, 2023
  • Fall 2023: November 6, 2023
  • Spring 2024: April 15, 2024
  • Summer 2024: July 22, 2024

Financial aid payment schedule

For information regarding financial aid disbursements refer to the 2023-2024 Financial Aid Disbursement Calendar by going to the Financial Aid file on InSite. Please note that only students with complete files that have been sent an award notification may receive a disbursement. You can check the status of your application through InSite.

Don't forget to select how you would like to receive your financial aid refund (disbursement)!  To learn more or to select your refund preference visit BankMobile Disbursements or visit

All financial aid students are required to check their DVC student email account through InSite 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 InSite.

Financial Aid school codes:

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

Contact Financial Aid


Telephone: 925-969-2009


Fax: 925-691-1132 

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

Office location

Admissions and Records, San Ramon campus map