Financial Aid

At Diablo Valley College, we want to make sure that no student feels they cannot attend because of cost. There are many options available to students who are in need of financial assistance. The mission of the Financial Aid Office is to inform all students of financial aid programs and provide financial aid assistance to eligible students in a timely, professional, and supportive manner.

For additional assistance, call us during phone hours  at (925)969-2009 or email us  You may also visit us during in-person hours at the Pleasant Hill campus or San Ramon campus.

Ways to help pay for college

Discover if you are eligible for grants, scholarships, loans, or work-study.

How to apply

Learn more about the process and types of applications available.

After you apply

Find out how to check your status, where to submit documents, and more.


Understand how to find and apply for scholarships.

Deadlines and payment schedules

Keep on top of application deadlines and payment schedules.


Find information about important financial aid policies.

Special circumstances

If you have a special circumstance (ex: a change in income) or qualify under a special status (ex: Foster Youth, Veteran, DREAMer) you may be eligible for additional financial aid.


Get help applying for different financial aid options or complete a required financial aid workshop.  

Frequently asked questions

Looking for more information? Check out our FAQ page or search FATV for video answers.

SparkPoint Financial Coaching 

SparkPoint Financial CoachingDVC has just launched SparkPoint Financial Counseling services. SparkPoint Contra Costa – DVC is a community based, non-profit organization designed to help individuals become financially sustainable.

Students can advance their knowledge on budgeting, credit, and overcoming financial challenges. Want to get started? Participate in workshops and financial and credit coaching! Learn more about how to get started with SparkPoint Contra Costa – DVC services

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DVC offers help in many different formats. Please visit our "Got questions" webpage to learn more.

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

Office hours

Pleasant Hill campus

In-person services 
Dates Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
August 7 - August 18 9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 3 pm
August 21 - August 25 9 am - 6 pm 9 am - 6 pm 9 am - 6 pm 9 am - 6 pm 9 am - 3 pm
August 28 - September 1 9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 3 pm
September 4 - December 19 9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 5 pm 9 am - 1 pm
Closed the following holidays:
Monday, September 4, 2023
Monday, October 9, 2023
Friday, November 10, 2023
Thursday, November 23, 2023
Friday, November 24, 2023

San Ramon campus

On campus services
Dates Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
August 7 - December 19 Remote services Remote services 9 am - 12 pm;
1 pm - 4 pm
Remote services Closed