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 need partial or full financial aid. 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.

The Financial Aid Office is open for remote services

The Financial Aid Office remains closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but the office is OPEN for remote and online services.  

Checking your status

To check your financial aid status, please click the Financial Aid tile on InSite, click on Financial Aid home, and review your Checklist.

If you have any questions about your status, you may call our office at (925)969-2009. 

How to submit documents

NEW! Effective March 18, 2021, students that have not yet initiated the verification process will be directed to a new platform to complete all your required documents.  You will receive an email inviting you to use this new process for the 20-21 FAFSA year.  All students that complete a 21-22 FAFSA that are selected for additional verification will be invited to use the new online verification process in late April/early May.

If you already initiated the verification process for your 20-21 FAFSA and submitted some of documents or forms required, please scan and upload documents/forms that are still outstanding using the secure Document Uploader.  Average response time for document submission via email is 5-10 business days.  Don't have a scanner? Learn how to scan without a scanner.

Document Uploader

You may also fax forms to (925)691-1132 or mail documents to DVC Financial Aid Office, 321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523.  Please allow 2-3 weeks for processing.

Online services available
The following online resources are also available to get general information:

Covid-19 Emergency Grant

Are you facing unexpected expenses as a direct result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the transition to remote classes and services? If so, you may be eligible for the COVID-19 Emergency Grant! Students enrolled for spring 2021 can apply for a one-time $500 grant to help with books, supplies, housing, food, transportation, technology needs, health care, child care and other costs. Don’t let a financial emergency keep you from completing your educational goals at DVC! Funds are limited! Apply now!

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.

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.

Forms and tutorials 

All financial aid forms, tutorials, and PDFs.


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.

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

Special extended phone and live chat hours Tuesday, January 19th - Friday, February 5th. 
  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Phone Hours 8 am - 6 pm 8 am - 6 pm 8 am - 6 pm 8 am - 6 pm 8 am - 1 pm
Live Chat Hours 9 am - 12 pm
1 pm - 6 pm
9 am - 12 pm
1 pm - 6 pm
9 am - 12 pm
1 pm - 6 pm
9 am - 12 pm
1 pm - 6 pm
9 am - 12 pm

San Ramon campus

  Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Hours of Operation Closed Closed 9 am - 1 pm,
2 pm - 5 pm
By remote appointment only
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