Financial Aid

Financial Aid & Scholarships: General Information

The purpose of the financial aid program is to provide financial assistance to students who, without such aid, would be unable to attend Antelope Valley College. It is directed toward insuring that a student will not be denied a college education because of lack of personal resources. Although it is expected that students and parents will make a maximum effort to meet the cost of education, financial aid is available to fill the gap between family resources and the annual academic expenses.

Financial aid is available from various sources such as federal and state programs, community organizations, and individual donors. Aid can be awarded in the form of grants, loans, college work-study employment, scholarships, or a combination of these.

The amount of financial aid awarded to students is determined by the difference between their educational expenses and the financial contribution their families can make toward these expenses.

Office Hours

The Financial Aid Office is located in the Student Services Building lobby. Our office hours are:

Monday-Thursday: 7:30 a.m.- 6:00 p.m.

Friday: Closed

Due to the increased demand for assistance by students seeking financial aid services, the Financial Aid Office may have to close down the line as early as an hour prior to the time the Student Services building closes. If you need assistance from the financial aid staff, please plan to visit the Financial Aid Office early in the day to avoid being turned away.

These times are subject to change. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at (661) 722 6337 for current office hours.

Palmdale Campus

A financial aid staff member will be available at the Palmdale Campus during the following hours in Room M10 (Student Services Building).

Tuesdays

1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Wednesdays

8:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

These times are subject to change. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at (661) 722 6337 for current office hours.

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Applying for Financial Aid

To apply for financial aid, please visit the FAFSA website and complete the online application process.  Antelope Valley College's Federal School Code is 001113.  We will receive your application electronically from the federal processor.  You will receive an email at your AVC email account from the Financial Aid Office listing all documentation that will be required to complete your file.

What is the FAFSA?

7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA

 

Applications for the 2014-2015 academic year are available January 1, 2014 through June 30, 2015. The 2014-2015 application covers fall 2014, spring 2015 and summer 2015.

Applications for the 2015-2016 academic year are available January 1, 2015 through June 30, 2016. The 2015-2016 application covers fall 2015, spring 2016 and summer 2016.

 

 

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Communication with the Financial Aid Office

Our primary communication method for delivering financial aid information to students is through their AVC email account. Please check your AVC email account on a regular basis by logging into myAVC. You can also view your financial aid status, and download any required forms through your myAVC account.

If you are having difficulties logging in to myAVC, please contact the myAVC Help Desk at 661.722.6300, extension 6605.  If you need additional assistance with your financial aid status, please visit the Financial Aid Office. Due to federal privacy laws, we are unable to disclose personal information over the phone.

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Financial Aid Refunds

AVC Debit Card

Financial Aid students will receive an AVC Debit Card which must be activated before funds can be received. AVC Debit Cards will be mailed to the current mailing address on file with the Admission and Records Office. Please ensure your mailing address is kept current with Admissions and Records. For more information on the AVC Debit Card, please visit www.avcdebitcard.com and www.youtube.com/h1marketing. For help with your card, OneAccount or refund please visit http://www.easyrefundcard.com/easyhelp

Fall/Spring

The first refunds for fall and spring semesters are made available the second week of the semester for students who qualify.  Subsequent refunds are processed approximately every two weeks after the first, continuing throughout the semester.  To be considered as a full-time student for financial aid purposes, students must be enrolled in 12 units for the semester.

Summer

The first refunds for summer semester are made available approximately three to four weeks into the semester for students who qualify. Subsequent refunds are processed approximately every two weeks after the first, continuing throughout the semester. To be considered as a full-time student for financial aid purposes, students must be enrolled in 12 units for the summer semester.

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