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 2021-2022 FAFSA is available online. Apply today to see if you are eligible for financial aid.

2021-2022 FAFSA (for summer '21, fall '21, spring '22, and summer '22)

  •  Application Open: October 1, 2020
  • Priority Deadline for Cal Grant: September 2, 2021 (community college students)
  • Deadline: June 30, 2022
California Dream Act Application (CADAA)

The 2021-2022 California Dream Act Application are both available online. 

  • Application Open: October 1, 2020
  • Deadline for Cal Grant: September 2, 2021
  • Deadline for CA Promise Grant: June 30, 2022

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:

  • 2021-2022 FAFSA: June 30, 2022
  • 2021-2022 California Dream Act Application: June 30, 2022
  • 2021-2022 Online California Promise Grant Application: June 30, 2022
Cal Grant

To be considered for a 2021-2022 Cal Grant award, you must have completed both the (1) FAFSA or DREAM Act Application and (2) the GPA Verification form by September 2, 2021. The Admissions and Records Office can help you with filling out the GPA Verification form or, in some cases, submit your GPA electronically.

Community College Deadline: September 2, 2020

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeals

Semester Deadlines to Submit Academic Suspension or Maximum Time Frame Appeals

  • Fall 2021: November 1, 2021
  • Spring 2022: April 4, 2022
  • Summer 2022: July 25, 2022

Financial aid payment schedule

For information regarding financial aid disbursements refer to the 2021-2022 Financial Aid Disbursement Calendar. 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 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