This benefit is available to all U.S. citizens, permanent residents of the U.S., and aliens who are not nonimmigrants (including those who are undocumented), who meet all other eligibility criteria.
STEP #1: Submit the Residency AB 540 Non-Resident Tuition Exemption Request form to the Admissions & Records Office for an AB 540 eligibility determination. Contact Jolie SanClair Brown in the Welcome Center or by phone at (707) 256-7214 for additional information. You may disregard this step if you have already been determine AB 540 eligible in the Admissions & Records Office.
STEP #2: Submit your financial aid application. All AB 540 eligible applicants are considered for the BOG Fee Waiver (BOGW). U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens are considered for Federal, and State aid. Undocumented non-citizens, including students who have completed the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), are considered for State aid only. All students must apply for scholarships separately.
STEP #3: Login to WebAdvisor to check your financial aid status and awards (prefered method):
You may also call or visit the Financial Aid/EOPS Office during regular business hours to make an appointment to meet with a Financial Aid staff person. A picture ID will be required to verify your identity when you arrive for your scheduled appointment. Due to confidentiality laws, the Financial Aid/EOPS Office cannot give out information about your application over the phone or by email.
Step #4: Pay to Stay - Napa Valley College has a Pay to Stay in your classes policy. Students who register for classes, but fail to pay their course related fees in full, will be dropeed from their classes 7 days after registration.