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.
Apply for financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online.
Complete the Napa Valley College Application for Admission if you have not already applied. 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 financial aid application process. All communications will be sent to you by email, so be sure your email address is up-to-date.
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. Average processing time is 10-12 weeks. During PEAK periods, processing time is as long as 16 weeks.
NVC sends you an email notifying you that your file is complete and your award notification letter is available on WebAdvisor.
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.