Ways to Pay for College

At Diablo Valley College, we want to make sure students understand the costs of attending college and know what resources are available to help meet college expenses. As a public community college, DVC offers a premier education at an affordable cost.

Financial aid

Fill out the FAFSA or California Dream Act Application and learn more about the many financial aid options available to students. They can be need and non-need based.


Many scholarship are available for all students based on academics or other personal achievements or experiences.


If you are a veteran, learn more about how you may be able to utilize your veterans’ educational benefits at DVC.

Foster youth

The START program offers dedicated support services and financial assistance to current and former foster youth students at DVC.

Full Time Free Tuition Award

DVC is excited to announce a new tuition-free program! As part of our College Promise effort, DVC now offers a Full Time Free Tuition program. By completing at least 12 units this term, completing an educational plan, and maintaining a GPA of 2.0 or higher, you could receive a refund of your tuition!


An on or off-campus part-time job or paid internship is a great idea if you need additional aid or do not qualify for financial aid through the FAFSA.


Extended Opportunity Programs and Services (EOPS) is here to help low-income and educationally disadvantaged students with a variety of support services. If you are also a single parent, you may be eligible for additional services through Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education (CARE).


If you are a low-income, California resident, with a child under 18, you may qualify for county assistance to help pay for school expenses, childcare, parking, and more.


Learn more about the resources are available at DVC to help our undocumented students.

Tuition and fees

Learn about tuition and fees for California residents, non-resident domestic students, and international students.

Cost of textbooks

Learn more about the costs of course textbooks.

Net price calculator

Find out how much students receive in financial aid on average (resident and non-resident domestic students only).

Manage your money

Want to learn about managing your college expenses? We have resources online to help.

Pay your bill

Need to pay an outstanding account balance? Learn more about paying your bill in-person at the Cashier's office or online via InSite.

Parking permits

Parking permits are required to park at DVC. Term parking permits are available for purchase online.


Books are available for purchase or rental through the DVC Book Center. Orders can also be placed online.

1098-T information

Find out more about the 1098-T form and frequently asked questions.