Award Letter Key. 


All awards listed in the award letter are based on full-time enrollment (12 or more units). If you are enrolled in less than 12 units, your awards will be adjusted.

Example: if your Federal Pell Grant indicates $6495 for the award year, and you are enrolled in only 9 units (3/4 status), you will actually receive $4871 for the year (one year is Fall and/or Spring semesters).

During the Fall and/or Spring semester, if you change your enrollment status before the census date (see Academic Calendar), your award will be adjusted accordingly.

In order to receive financial aid for late starting classes, you should be registered for these classes before the census date (see Academic Calendar). If you do not begin all of your classes your financial aid may be recalculated.

Full Time = 12+ units; ¾ Time = 9 to 11.5 units; ½ Time = 6 to 8.5 units; less than ½ Time

A Minute to Learn It - Financial Aid Offers


Award Letter Key


This amount is the estimated Cost of Attendance (COA) for EVC.  See Cost of Attendance for more info.


Expected Family Contribution - This is the calculated amount a student (or family) is expected to contribute towards the cost of attending EVC.  Your EFC is calculated by Federal Student Aid based on the information you provided on your FAFSA.


This amount is the difference between the Budget and your EFC.

Total Award

This the total amount of financial aid awards given to a student for the whole school year based on full-time enrollment.

Unmet Need

This amount is the difference between the COA and your EFC, resources and financial aid awards.  Most colleges are unable to meet all of the student's need.  Therefore, many students choose to work part-time outside of school to cover any expenses not met by financial aid.


For details for each type of financial aid please see Types of Aid Available here.


Federal Pell Grant


Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant


Extended Opportunity Program and Services


Cooperative Agencies Resources for Education

Cal Grant B or C

Cal Grant Award


Student Success Completion Grant


​California Promise Enrollment Grant


​California Promise Retention Grant


​California Promise Books & Supplies Grant


​California Promise Emergency Grant


​Federal CARES Act Emergency Grant


​Federal CARES Act Emergency Grant


​Federal CARES Act Emergency Grant - Basic Needs


​Federal CARES Act II Emergency Grant


​Federal SEOG Emergency Grant

​Federal Work Study

​Federal funds earned by students with financial need.  Students need to attend an orientation and complete additional documents before being placed on a job.

​Subsidized Direct Loan

​Loan funds that must be repaid.  Award based on request, eligibility, and need.  

​Unsubsidized  Direct Loan

​Loan funds that must be repaid.  Award based on request and eligibility .


Scholarship funds are identified as either: 2SCHO, 2SCBO or 2SCHI, depending on the source.


​Resources include the estimated amount of your College Promise Grant, books and supplies/meal vouchers, etc.   Amounts listed as Resources are credited to your account.  They are not treated like financial aid disbursements.