YVCC FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as you can after January 1. The first financial aid award notices for fall are usually mailed in summer. The first group of students awarded will typically be students who have filed a FAFSA by March 1 AND have completed their financial aid file as early as possible. "A completed financial aid file" means that any/all required documents have been submitted to our office and the student is in good standing for receiving financial aid. Although the Financial Aid Office works hard to have as much aid as possible ready at the start of Fall Quarter, some later FAFSA filers or admits may receive a response later in the year and may not have aid ready by the beginning of fall quarter.
Award notices are posted in the Financial Aid Portal for students who have followed steps listed below. Timing of notices depends on the date the file was completed AND the number of applications received.
Complete your FAFSA. To use FAFSA on the web click here. Have the results sent to Yakima Valley Community College (YVCC FEDERAL SCHOOL CODE --003805) as early as possible. If your family has already filed their income tax forms for the base year, we recommend using the IRS retrieval tool to populate the income data on your FAFSA.
Have an active enrollment status at YVCC. If you will return after an absence of 12 months from YVCC attendance, submit an application for admission to Admissions. Active enrollment status will be assumed for former students by the financial aid office; however, the student is responsible for maintaining eligibility to register for classes. Financial aid is available only after you register.
Submit other documents as requested. If the federal processor selects you for verification, or we need to clarify your status or information on your application, we will request additional information. This might include copies of IRS Tax Transcripts, a Verification Worksheet or other documents. Many of the forms will be available from the Forms link in the left column on this page.
VERIFICATION & FINANCIAL AID DOCUMENTS / REVISIONS
COMPLETE YOUR FAFSA THE EASY WAY. Apply online.
YOUR GRADES ARE IMPORTANT!
Your grades will be checked to be sure you have passed your classes and your GPA is at least a 2.0 ("C" average). Check out the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
for information maintaining your eligibility.