Financial Aid

Summer Financial Aid

Students who attend the Summer semester at Napa Valley College may qualify for assistance to help pay for college costs. Summer is considered a "cross-over" period, which means that it begins in one academic year and crosses over into another. In order to be considered for both the Federal Pell Grant and the Board of Governor's Enrollment Fee Waiver (BOGW), students must apply for both the 2013-2014 and 2014-2015 academic years.

Summer Board of Governor's Enrollment Fee Waiver (BOGW)

To be considered for a Summer 2014 Board of Governor's Enrollment Fee Waiver (BOGW), students must submit the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  • Please remember that under the Pay to Stay requirements at NVC, students who do not pay their course related fees (tuition, enrollment fees, lab fees, materials fees, and other course fees) within the stated grace period, will be dropped from any course that has not been fully paid.
  • The BOGW will pay only enrollment fees for California residents and AB 540 eligible students who qualify, so other course fees that apply must be paid by the student within the stated grace period or the student will be dropped from the unpaid course.


Summer Pell Grant

The Summer Pell Grant Request Form must be submitted by the June 17, 2014 processing deadline.

Summer Pell Grants will be paid out of the 2013-2014 academic year. To be considered for a Summer 2014 Federal Pell Grant, students must complete each of the following steps:

    1. Submit the 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    2. Submit ALL documents required to complete your financial aid file at NVC by May 30, 2014 AND be determined eligible to receive a Federal Pell Grant for the academic year.
    3. Enroll in Summer classes at NVC by June 1, 2014. See Table 1 for financial aid enrollment status requirements.
      • Pell Grant eligible students must have have remaining eligibility from their Scheduled Pell Grant Award for the academic year.
        • Students who have exceeded or will exceed the 600% Pell Grant lifetime eligibility limitation are not eligible for Federal Pell Grant in any semester.
        • Students who are attending classes in Summer, but received 100% of their scheduled annual Pell Grant award during Fall and Spring semesters, are not eligible for Pell Grant in Summer.
        • Students who are attending NVC in Summer, but received Pell Grant funds from another college in Fall and/or Spring, must submit written certification from their prior school that they are no longer receiving financial aid at that school.
      • Students limited by a Financial Aid Appeal or Financial Aid Academic Plan must have been approved for the Summer semester and be enrolled in approved classes.
      • Students should check NSLDS for Students to review their financial aid history and determine how much has already been received for the year. Pell Grant amounts received for the academic year at ALL schools are combined when determining eligibility for summer aid.
      • Read the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy for SAP eligibility limitations.
    4. Complete the Summer Pell Grant Request form and submit it the the Financial Aid/EOPS Office no later than June 17, 2014 for processing.
    5. Notify the Financial Aid/EOPS Office immediately if you do not attend your summer courses or you withdraw (or are dropped) from all of your enrolled courses during the semester. 
      • If you receive a Summer grant payment, but will not attend your courses, you must return the check to the Financial Aid/EOPS Office immediatley.
      • Failure to successfully complete your Summer classes may affect your eligibility for future financial aid.
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Table 1
Financial Aid Summer Enrollment Status

Enrollment Status

Units Required

Full time

12 or more units

Three-quarter (¾) time

9 to 11.5 units

Half (1/2) time

6 – 8.5 units

Less than ½ time

1 – 5.5 units

Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Enrollment in any semester, Fall, Spring, or Summer, requires the same satisfactory academic progress standards. If you enroll and then officially or unofficially withdraw from all of your classes, you will immediately be placed on Financial Aid Suspension status. In addition, if you received financial aid funds for the same semester, you may be required to repay all or part of the funds you received. The complete Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy is available online.

If you do not meet the SAP standards and are placed on financial aid suspension, you will be ineligible to receive any aid, other than the BOGW, in the following semester (even if your aid has already been awarded). Please read the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy carefully so that you understand how to stay in good academic standing for financial aid purposes.