Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
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Napa Valley College SCHOOL CODE: 001247
FAFSA on the Web is free and it's fast! You will get your results 7 to 14 days faster than if you mail in a paper application. In addition, your answers are edited automatically, so you will make fewer mistakes.
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Pay to Stay in your classes!
Students will be dropped from their classes for non-payment of course fees. However, you may qualify for an enrollment fee waiver (BOGW) to help cover the cost of your CA Resident enrollment fees.
Submit the FAFSA NOW to see if you qualify for a fee waiver!
(processing time is 1-2 weeks)
All course related fees must be paid in full within 7 days of enrollment or you will be dropped for non-payment.
If you are dropped for non-payment, there is no guarantee that you will be able to get back into the same classes.
Please Note: The BOGW waives ONLY CA Resident Enrollment Fees.
Other course related fees, such as lab or materials fees, must be paid by the student.
Check the Registration Status & Payment link in WebAdvisor
to determine if you are at risk of being dropped from your classes for non-payment.
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Financial aid checks will not be forwarded!
Seven Steps to Financial Aid
Students must apply for financial aid each year. The priority application period is January 1st through March 2nd for the following academic year; however, applications are available throughout the year. It is a good idea to plan ahead as the process is lengthy.
Apply for financial aid using the online FAFSA. Complete the application by selecting “Start Here/GOFURTHER-Federal Student Aid” link on the Financial Aid page at www.napavalley.edu/financialaid.
Complete the Application for Admission by selecting the “Apply to NVC Online” link at www.napavalley.edu. Be sure to provide your current mailing and email addresses.
Once NVC receives your application data, you will receive an email/letter requesting documents to complete the application process.
Check status and required documents on WebAdvisor under “Communications/My Documents”.
Return required documents to the Financial Aid office to complete your file. You may qualify for a fee waiver before you register. Documents are processed on a first come, first served basis. Submit requested documents as soon as possible.
NVC sends you an award notification of eligibility via email/letter (also available on WebAdvisor). Average processing time is 10-12 weeks. During PEAK periods, processing time is as long as 16 weeks.
Financial Aid check is mailed to you.
Financial Aid TV
Tune in to Napa Valley's Financial Aid Online TV channel for easy-to-understand video answers.
WebGrants for Students
WebGrants for Students. The California Student Aid Commission has created this website just for you, the student. The goal is to provide you with the resources, information and tools you need to assist you with the college financial aid process. This site will also allow you to manage your Cal Grant and/or Chafee account(so) online by letting you view updates, make school changes, make address changes and post leave of absence requests. This link opens in a new window.
For More Information about Student Financial Aid at NVC
The California Community Colleges Chancellor’s Office maintains a Data Mart of statistics available to the public. Click here to query information regarding student financial aid awards by college, and by ethnicity, gender and age.