How to Apply

The application process will be different depending on the type of financial aid you are applying to receive. For assistance 24/7 visit DVC Financial Aid TV.

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 Academic Works 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

Fall 2018 Extended Hours
Monday, August 20, 2018 - Friday, September 7, 2018

Office hours
Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 7 pm
Friday: 8 am - 1 pm
Drop-in hours
Monday - Thursday: 8 am - 6 pm
Friday: 8 am - 12:30 pm
Lab hours
Monday-Thursday: 8:30 am - 5 pm
Friday: 8:30 pm - 12 pm

Fall 2018 Hours
September 10, 2018 - December 19, 2018

Office hours
Monday/Wednesday/Thursday: 8 am - 5 pm
Tuesday: 8 am - 7 pm
Friday: 8 am - 1 pm

Drop-in hours (for document submission and detailed information, photo ID required)
Monday/Wednesday/Thursday: 8 am - 3 pm
Tuesday: 8 am - 6 pm
Friday: 8 am - 12:30 pm

Pleasant Hill lab hours 
Monday/Thursday/Friday: 8:30 am - 12 pm
Tuesday/Wednesday: 1 pm - 5 pm

Learn more about the financial aid computer lab

Office location

Admissions and Records, San Ramon campus map 

Drop-in hours (for document submission and detailed information, photo ID required)

Wednesday: 10 am - 1 pm and 2 pm - 6 pm
Break times: 15 minutes at 11:30 am and 3:30 pm