Financial Aid

7 Steps to Financial Aid

7 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 Fall semester; however, applications are available throughout the year. It is a good idea to plan ahead as the process is lengthy. You may click on blue text below to open the link to that website.

Step 1

Apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. 

Step 2

Complete the Napa Valley College  Application for Admission if you have not already applied. Be sure to provide your current mailing and email addresses.

Step 3

Once NVC receives your application data, you will receive an email/letter requesting documents to complete the financial aid application process. All communications will be sent to you by email, so be sure your email address is up-to-date.

Step 4

Check status and required documents on WebAdvisor under “Communications/My Documents”.

Step 5

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.  Average processing time is 10-12 weeks. During PEAK periods, processing time is as long as 16 weeks.

Step 6 

NVC sends you an email notifying you that your file is complete and your award notification letter is available on WebAdvisor.

Step 7

Financial Aid check is mailed to you. If you change your address at any time, please submit a change of address form to the Financial Aid/EOPS Office immediately.