Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid & Scholarships

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.


Recognizing we are here for the students, we are committed to the prompt delivery of student financial aid. We strive to provide quality service to students, the community, and our colleagues with integrity and compassion. We encourage the development of teamwork, cooperation, and innovation as well as the pursuit of increased knowledge.


Financial Aid Drop Off!

Financial aid will be having a document drop off day this Thursday, January 7th.  This will be in conjunction with the food pantry and warm clothing distribution.  Students may start to line up at 9:30 at Parking lot 13 (Ave J-8 and 30th St. West.)


Connect with Financial Aid Online! 

WE ARE LIVE for ONLINE SERVICES.  Cranium Cafe is a web-based service that uses webcam and audio to supplement the in-person counseling experience.  With a full-service, online appointment, it allows students to connect with staff.  Online CHAT is also available for students to ask quick, general, Financial Aid related questions.  


Financial Aid Cranium Cafe

How To Apply

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STEP 1:  Create an FSA ID

The FSA ID gives you access to Federal Student Aid's online system and can serve as your legal signature.  Only create an FSA ID using your own personal information and for your own exclusive use.  You are not authorized to create an FSA ID on behalf of someone else, including a family member.

Create an FSA ID

STEP 2:  Gather your Information

You will need personal information such as your Social Security Number, driver’s license number, your Alien Registration Number if you are not a U.S. citizen, and Federal tax information or tax returns, including W-2 information to complete your FAFSA. Dependent students will also need this information for their parents.

STEP 3:  Submit your Application

Complete your Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA)

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Or Complete your California Dream Act Application

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Antelope Valley College Federal School Code is: 001113

STEP 4: Check your Financial Aid Status within myAVC

Once your application is processed we will receive it in our system and send an email to your myAVC email account informing you of the documents that are needed to complete your file. These documents will need to be processed before we determine your eligibility. 

    Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions

    • How will I know my eligibility for financial aid?
      • Once your financial aid file is completely processed, you will receive an email with instructions on how to access your award information.
    • What is the School Code for Antelope Valley College?
      • The school code is a 6 digit number that is required when filling out some Financial Aid forms. The school code for the Antelope Valley College Community College District is 001113.
    • How is the amount of Federal Pell Grant I receive determined?
      • Your eligibility for a Pell Grant is based on your expected family contribution (EFC). The EFC is calculated by the federal processor from the information submitted in your Student Aid Report (SAR). Your EFC and the number of units you're enrolled in at the time of check disbursement will determine your Pell grant amount.
    • Will financial aid pay for all of my school expenses?
      • Financial aid is available to supplement, not replace your efforts to pay for educational costs.
    • Are there any deadlines for financial aid?
      • Yes. There are deadlines you need to keep in mind.
        • AVC Financial Aid Office has deadlines for submitting the paperwork necessary for your financial aid file.
          • If you are enrolled in classes during fall 2020 but do not plan to enroll in classes for spring 2021- the deadline to submit paperwork is November 19, 2020.
          • If you are enrolled in classes during spring 2021 but do not plan to enroll in summer 2021 the deadline to submit paperwork is April 17, 2021.
          • If you are enrolled in classes during summer 21, the deadline to submit paperwork is July 10, 2021.
        • The academic year 2021-2022
          • March 2, 2021- The state of California deadline for Cal-Grant application and AVC priority FAFSA application deadline.
          • September 2, 2022- There is a second deadline for Cal-Grant filing.
    • Do I have to be enrolled in a certain number of units to receive financial aid?
      • Each financial aid program has its own unit requirement. You must be enrolled in at least six units (half-time) to receive Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Work-Study (FWS), Cal-Grant, and Stafford Loan funds. You may be eligible to receive a Pell Grant if you are a less-than-half-time student. There is no minimum unit requirement for the California College Promise Grant (formerly known as the BOG Fee Waiver) 
    • I am taking classes at AVC and another college at the same time. Can I get financial aid from both schools?
      • No. You can only receive federal financial aid from one school at a time. If you are enrolled in two or more schools during the semester, you must decide which school will be the most beneficial for your financial aid needs and notify both schools of your decision. However, you are eligible for the CCPG at more than one California community college during the same semester.
    • Do I need to reapply for financial aid?
      • Yes. You must reapply each financial aid academic year.
      • The FAFSA application is available on October 1st of each year.
      • Academic year 2021-2022-  includes: fall 2021 / spring 2022 / summer 2022
      • Academic year 2020-2021-  includes: fall 2020 / spring 2021 / summer 2021

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      Last updated: January 4, 2021