Apply for the FAFSA

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

If you are a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen you may complete the FAFSA online.

Important information for FAFSA applicants

  • The information on your FAFSA will be used to determine your eligibility for both federal and state financial aid.
  • The FAFSA is generally available beginning October 1 each year for the upcoming academic year (starting in the fall). ALERT: Due to implementation of the FAFSA Simplification Act, the availability of the 2024-2025 was delayed to December 31st.   
  • Community college students are highly encouraged to apply for the FAFSA before the September 2 priority deadline date.
  • To be a eligible for federal student aid you must also meet general student eligibility requirements.

DVC FAFSA federal school code: 001191 

To learn more about filing a FAFSA, check out our FATV tutorial videos.


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