Frequently Asked Questions

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Do I have to be a full-time student in order to receive financial aid? 
No, you do not have to be full-time to receive financial aid.

Do I need to redo my FAFSA every semester? 
No. If you are interested in receiving federal aid, A FAFSA needs only to be submitted once every academic school year.

I am taking classes at two colleges. Can I get financial aid at both schools? 
A student is able to receive a CA Promise Grant at more than one community college, but cannot receive financial aid from more than one institution at a time. 

I’m disqualified for financial aid. How do I get it again? You must either submit an Appeal for Financial Aid Reinstatement or Re-establish Financial Aid Eligibility. Further information can be found on the Satisfactory Academic Progress page.

I live on my own and pay my own bills, how come I am considered "Dependent"? 

The FAFSA has different requirements for what constitutes a "dependent" or "independent" student. Students do not declare their dependency status. We may be able to override your dependency status if unusual circumstances exist that make it impossible for you to have contact with your parent

How do I get an award letter/Notice? Award letters are available on MyWeb under the Financial Aid Self Service tab.

How much can I make and still get financial aid? There is no simple answer to this question because multiple factors (other than income) are looked at when determining financial aid eligibility.

How Do I Know What Documents Financial Aid Will Need To Process My Application?Financial Aid Status email will be sent to you when your checklist is available. Please keep your address current at the Admissions and Records Office. You can view your checklist on Financial Aid Self Service in MyWeb.

What is a CA Promise Grant (formerly known as BOG Fee Waiver)? 

For eligible California residents, the CA Promise Grant permits enrollment fees to be waived.

How do remedial courses affect financial aid?

Per federal regulations, an eligible student can receive aid for remedial courses for one academic year.

How do ESL courses affect financial aid?

Per the federal regulations, ESL courses must be a part of an eligible program in order to be eligible for financial aid (required to complete an academic plan).

Students who start at the lowest ESL level will exhaust their federal grant eligibility before completing their goal if they are not properly guided. 
Make an appointment with your Academic Counselor

How do the pell lifetime limits impact EVC students?

  • Students have 6 full-time years of PELL grant eligibility. All aid received previously is counted toward the 600% limit.
  • Students who have a goal to transfer, are advised to save at least 2.5 – 3 years of their eligibility.

How Can I Check If My Financial Aid is Completed?You can view your checklist under Financial Aid Self Service (MyWeb).

How do I See How Much Financial Aid I am Eligible for?

You can view your Offer/Award Letter on Financial Aid Self-Service (MyWeb)

How Do I Get My Refunds?

You can get your refund by direct deposit or by opening a BankMobile Vibe account. You must select your refund preference through BankMobile.

What happens If I Drop/ Withdraw from Classes?

It depends! It's best to check with the Financial Aid Office. You might need to re-pay some of your financial aid money. 

How Do I Stay Eligible for Financial Aid?

You must maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA and complete overall 67% of all units attempted.

Do I Need to Reapply Financial Aid for Spring Semester?

No. The application covers the Fall and Spring semester.

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