We understand that paying for college can be a challenge. It is important for you to know that there are many resources available to help you and your family cover the cost of your college education. The dedicated staff in the Financial Aid Office are here to help you learn about the resources and to help you apply for financial aid.
Board of Governors Fee Waiver
California residents may apply for the California Community Colleges Board of Governors Fee Waiver, which waives the $46 per unit enrollment fee. BOG Fee Waiver Changes
Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant is the largest grant program in the country. It is the foundation for an award package. Pell Grants provide financial assistance to eligible part-time and full-time students, and are calculated based on enrollment status and Expected Family Contribution (EFC). The maximum award amount for the 2015-2016 school year is $5775.
A Federal Pell Grant does not have to be repaid (in most cases). Federal Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or a professional degree.
The Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant is a limited grant for Pell-eligible students with the lowest EFCs who meet the priority deadlines and are enrolled in at least six units.
Federal Work Study
The Federal Work Study Program provides jobs for students who demonstrate financial need and are enrolled in at least six units. Eligible students apply for work study positions either on or off campus. For more information go to the Federal Work Study page here.
Cal Grant B & C
Federal Direct Student Loans
Federal Direct Student Loans are low-interest loans for students to help pay for the cost of college education. The lender is the U.S. Department of Education. For more information please go to the Student Loan page here.
CA Dream Act
The California Dream Act allows students who meet AB 540 criteria to apply for and receive state-funded financial aid such as the Board of Governors Fee Waiver, Cal Grant and Chafee Grant and EOPS assistance.
California Chafee Grant
If you are or were in foster care and have financial need, you may qualify for up to $5000 a ear for career and technical training or college. you don't have to pay this money back. You may also be able to use your grant to help pay for child care, transportaton and rent while you're in chsool. You can your Chafee Grant at any eligbile California college or universityor caree or technical school, as well as schools in other states.
Apply online at fafsa.ed.gov. The FAFSA includes:
Board of Governors Fee Waiver
Pell Grant & FSEOG*
Cal Grant *
CA Dream Act applicants must complete the CA Dream Act Application. The CA Dream Act Application includes:
*Additional forms are required for this type of financial aid.
You will recieve an email from FSA (Federal Student Aid) to confirm that your FAFSA was submitted and processed.
FSA sends your FAFSA to EVC electronically 7-10 business days after your FAFSA is processed.
EVC will receives applications once per week. When your application is received you will be awaded a fee waiver, if you are eligible.
You will receive a Financial Aid Status email from the EVC Financial Aid Office. This email will tell you what additional requirements you need to complete.
Complete the additional requirements indicated in your Financial Aid Status email.
If you are registered for classes and your are eligible for financial aid, you will receive information from Higher One regarding how you want your financial aid disbursed.
*Fall 2015 Hours* Walk-in hours through 9/30
Monday: 9am - 4pm
Tuesday: 9am - 4pm
Wed: 9am - 6pm
Thursday: 9am - 4pm
Friday: 9am - 1pm
Student Center (SC)-123
Phone: (408) 270-6460
Fax: (408) 239-8802
Email: email@example.com ( allow up to 72 hours for a reply and 5 days for
review of attachments )
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
2015-16 Board of Governors Fee Waiver Application (English)
2015-16 Board of Governors Fee Waiver Application (Spanish)
CA Dream Act Application