General Information

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: 7:30 a.m.- 11:30 a.m.

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) 722-6300 ext.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: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Wednesdays: 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

These times are subject to change. Please contact the Financial Aid Office at (661) 722-6300 ext.6337 for current office hours.


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.


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Applications for the 2018-2019 academic year are available October 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019. The 2018-2019 application covers fall 2018, spring 2019 and summer 2019.

Applications for the 2019-2020 academic year are available October 1, 2018 through June 30, 2021. The 2019-2020 application covers fall 2019, spring 2020 and summer 2020.



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, ext.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.


Last updated: August 14, 2018