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.
CA Promise Grant (Formerly BOGFW)
California residents may apply for the California Community Colleges CA Promise Grant, which waives the $46 per unit enrollment fee. CA Promise Grant eligibility is now tied to your Academic Standing. For me information on the grant, please see links below for more information.
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Promise Grant HandoutCA Promise Grant Application (formerly known as BOG Fee Waiver)
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 2019-2020 school year is $6195 .
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.
Learn more about the Federal Pell Grant
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. More information about a FSEOG.
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. Read more information about Federal Work Study.
Cal Grant B & C
A Cal Grant is money for college you don't have to pay back. To qualify, you must meet the eligibility and financial requirements as well as a GPA requirement. More information about Cal-Grants can be found at the link below:
Cal Grant Programs Information
Student Success Completion Grant
The Student Success Completion Grant (SSCG) is a financial aid program for Cal Grant B and C recipients attending a California Community College full-time (12 units or more). On top of the Cal Grant B or C award paid at community colleges, the Student Success Completion Grant pays full-time Cal Grant B or C recipients a maximum of $1,298 annually at $649 per semester for eligible students who enroll and attend 12 through 14.99 units per semester.Students who enroll in 15 + units per semester, will receive the maximum payment of $4,000 annually at $2,000 per semester.Watch video on the SSCG
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 read the Student Loan page.
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 year 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, transportation and rent while you're in school. You can use your Chafee Grant at any eligible California college or university or career or technical school, as well as schools in other states. More information can be found at Chaffee Grants.
CA Promise Grant (formerly Board of Governors Fee Waiver)
Pell Grant & FSEOG*
Cal Grant *
CA Promise Grant (formerly- Board of Governors Fee Waiver)
*Additional forms are required for this type of financial aid.
You will receive 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 receive applications once per week. When your application is received you will be awarded a CA Promise Grant (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, if any.
Complete the additional requirements indicated in your Financial Aid Status email.
If you are registered for classes and you are eligible for financial aid, you will receive your Refund Selection Kit regarding how you want your financial aid disbursed.
Regular Office Hours
Monday: 8am - 5pm
Tuesday: 8am - 5pm
Wednesday: 8am - 6pm
Thursday: 8am - 5pm
Friday: 8am - 3pm
Student Center (SC)-123
Office: (408) 270-6460
Fax: (408) 239-8802
CA Promise Grant - formerly known as BOG Fee Waiver
FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
CA Dream Act Application