Summer Aid

Financial aid is available to students that qualify and enroll during the summer. You may be eligible to receive a grant, work-study, or loan.

California College Promise Grant (CCPG)

To see if you qualify to have your enrollment fees waived for the summer you can submit the 2020-2021 FAFSA or 2020-2021 California Dream Act Application.If you are qualified, a CA College Promise Grant award will appear on your award letter in InSite after your application is processed.

Summer Pell

Financial aid, specifically the Pell Grant, is available for the summer.  In late May and June, summer Pell Grant will be calculated and your financial aid award offer letter will be revised on InSite to show your summer aid eligibility. Please note that only students enrolled for summer will have the Pell Grant recalculated.

To qualify for summer Pell Grant you must:

  • submitted a valid 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 FAFSA with DVC's school code (001191),
  • completed all items listed on the 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 Financial Aid Checklist
  • enrolled for summer session classes,
  • be enrolled in the minimum number of units required to receive your Pell Grant award, and 
  • meet satisfactory academic progress (SAP) requirements.

If you received financial aid at another institution for the fall and/or spring term, be sure that DVC is listed on your FAFSA. Once DVC receives your FAFSA and you have completed all the items required to determine your eligibility for aid, your summer aid eligibility will be determined. Any aid received at another institution must be taken into account when determining your eligibility for summer aid.  Also, your summer Pell Grant will only be released once your classes officially start.

Learn more about Pell Grant funding available for summer by watching our Year-Round Pell Grant video.

If you have questions about your eligibility for summer aid, please contact the DVC Financial Aid Office for more information.  


Work-study may be available for the summer if you are enrolled in at least 3 units, meet all the eligibility criteria for federal work-study, and program funds are still available. Please inquire with the DVC Financial Aid Office for more information.


Loans may be available for summer if a student meets all the eligibility criteria. Please refer to the Student Loan section for more information.

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