IT IS TIME TO SUBMIT YOUR FAFSA FOR 2013-2014.
Applications submitted by March 1 will have priority.
Effects of the Federal Sequester
Federal Direct Loans where the first disbursement occurs after March 1, will have a higher loan fee deducted from loan disbursement(s). The current fee of 1% may increase to an estimated 1.05%. Affected borrowers will be notified by the U.S. Department of Education when the determination is made. Other funds are not affected for 2012-2013.
Financing a college education is an investment in the future. Federal and state financial aid programs, as well as privately funded scholarships, are designed to provide additional financial resources for students who are serious about attending Yakima Valley Community College but do not have adequate resources to pay the full cost of attendance on their own.
The staff in the financial aid office is committed to helping
you qualify for financial aid. However, financial aid is no substitute for good planning and preparation. Please read the informational pages of our website. Be sure to apply early. Financial aid processing, especially during peak periods, takes longer than you might expect. In particular, allow at least a month for loans to process before the start of a term. If you are from out of town, have some start up money when you arrive for establishing your residence and arranging transportation. Start each term with some savings in hand so you can buy your books and be fully participating from the first day. Respond to any requests from the financial aid office in a timely manner and be sure to check the financial aid portal weekly.
SUBMITTING FORMS: If you need to drop off forms at the Yakima office outside our service hours, please leave forms at the Financial Aid Drop Box located on the front of the Financial Aid counter in Deccio Higher Education Center. Forms may also be mailed.
The following student information is available online from 6:00 am until 9:00 pm.
The portal will give you detailed information about missing application information, awards, loans, processed loans, appeal decisions and personalized other messages from the financial aid staff and much more! [Note: Due to system maintenance, the portal may be unavailable at certain times.]
Click for 1098T form data that is helpful to claim education credits when you file with your tax return. For further information on federal tax credits and other benefits please see IRS Publication 970, "Tax Benefits for Higher Education" on the IRS website at http://www.irs.gov. The financial aid staff cannot provide advice on tax filing.
Student PIN Change
You can change your YVCC PIN (personal identification number). Your PIN and Social Security Number are used to access your financial aid data on the Financial Aid Portal.
Some links included within the Yakima Valley Community College (YVCC) Web pages will take you out of the YVCC site. Links are limited to those that meet our educational purpose. The linked sites are not under the control of YVCC and YVCC is not responsible for the contents of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. YVCC is not responsible for Webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any linked site. YVCC provides these links solely as a convenience and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by YVCC or any association with their operators.