Chafee Grant

The Chafee Grant gives money to current or former foster youth to use for career and technical training or college courses. You don't have to pay this money back and you can use it for things like child care, transportation, rent, food, and other living expenses.

Chafee Grant quick facts

Name Chafee Grant
Type and source Need-based, provided by the State of California
Financial aid amount $5,000 per year maximum
How to apply
Deadline for application September 2 every year
Renewal Annually

Important information for Chafee Grant applicants

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