YVC FINANCIAL AID APPLICATION PROCEDURES
Get started... it's Easy as 1, 2, 3
1 Complete your FAFSA
Go to http://www.fasfa.gov. Have the results sent to Yakima Valley College, using our
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.
If you are not eligible to use the FAFSA, check on the WASFA to see if you may be eligible for state aid at http://readysetgrad.org/wasfa.
2 Active enrollment status
Have an active enrollment status at YVCC. If you will return after an absence of more than 4 quarters excluding summers, submit a new
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 to students enrolled in eligible programs in regular standing.
3 Verification process
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.
Award notices are posted in the Financial Aid Portal for students who have followed the steps listed. Timing of notices depends on the date the file was completed and the number of applications received.
Is a process by which the financial aid office confirms your eligibility by verifying certain data elements that are key to assessing your financial need.
Report changes in circumstances such a reduced income due to loss of a job, divorce, incapacitation or death of a family member etc...
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is used by college students to determine their eligibility for student financial aid.
COMPLETE YOUR FAFSA
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 about maintaining your eligibility.