How to Apply

We are accepting the 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and 2023-2024 and 2024-2025 California Dream Act Application. To learn more about 2024-2015 FAFSA and CADAA processing, check out our frequently asked questions.  

To determine which application you should submit, review the descriptions below and click the application link to get started. 

Online tutorials are available 24/7 to walk you through the financial aid application process at DVC Financial Aid TV.  We  also offer FAFSA and CA Dream Act virtual workshops and in-person support during Financial Aid hours in the Enrollment Lab. 

Submit a FAFSA 

If you are a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen, you should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to see if you qualify for aid such as grants, work-study, or loans

Submit a California Dream Act 

If you are an undocumented student, who qualifies for AB-540 status, you should complete the California Dream Act Application to see if you are eligible for grants. 

Apply for a Scholarship

If you are interested in a DVC scholarship, you will need to complete the DVC Online Scholarship Application during the application filing period. There are also external (non-DVC) scholarship opportunities that you can apply for, if you qualify. Almost every external scholarship will require its own application.

Apply for Work-Study

Work-study is a great option for students looking for additional ways to help pay for college. You can find out if you qualify by completing the FAFSA and following up with the DVC Financial Aid Office through a drop-in appointment.

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