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 online FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov or by selecting “FAFSA” logo on the Financial Aid page at www.napavalley.edu/financialaid.

Step 2

Complete the Application for Admission by selecting the “Apply to NVC Online” link at www.napavalley.edu.  Be sure to provide your social security number, current mailing address, and email addresses.

Step 3

Once NVC receives your application data, you will receive an email/letter requesting documents to complete the application process. Be sure your email address is correct. Most correspondence will be sent to you through your email address. Submit an address change to the Financial Aid/EOPS Office if you have changed your home mailing address.

Step 4

Check your status and required documents on WebAdvisor under “Communications/My Documents”. Forms are available online for download on the Financial Aid webpage at www.napavalley.edu/financialaid under the “Forms” link.

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 6-8 weeks. During PEAK periods (June – September), processing time may be 12-16 weeks or longer.

Step 6

Watch for a bright green envelope containing your MyNVC Card in the mail!  Beginning Fall 2014, NVC will partner with Higher One to provide electronic deposit options for financial aid refunds (disbursements) to students. You must use the information provided to you in your green envelope to choose how you want to receive your money.

Step 7

NVC sends you an award notification email. You may view and print your award letter on WebAdvisor. Financial aid refunds are paid on regularly scheduled payment dates.  See Important Payment Information at www.napavalley.edu/financialaid for more information.