Apply for Financial Aid

Application Process
  • Go online to fafsa.ed.gov to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the current academic year to be automatically considered for federal, state and institutional financial aid programs. Include Chattahoochee Valley Community College’s federal school code 012182 on the application
  • Complete the general admission application for Chattahoochee Valley Community College. Follow up with Admissions for any required documents, i.e. all official transcripts, photo ID and other related documents.
  • The federal processor will send you a confirmation email and a Student Aid Report (SAR) which provides basic information about your eligibility for federal student aid. Once the Financial Aid Office receives the application, the Financial Aid Office will send the student a letter requesting any additional information, if needed. This includes information on how to request a student loan.
  • Once all the documents have been received and processed, the Financial Aid Office will send the student an award letter listing their financial aid award(s) and amount(s).
  • At the beginning of each semester, students can use their Pell Grant to charge books at the Barnes and Noble Bookstore Troy University Phenix City campus. If a student receives their Pell award after the term has begun, the student will receive the balance of their financial aid within two weeks.
Helpful Tips and Reminders
  • When completing the FAFSA, the office recommends using the IRS data retrieval tool.
  • The FAFSA must be completed every year.
  • In general, it takes three to five business days for a submitted FAFSA application to reach the Financial Aid Office.
  • Federal Student Aid (Pell Grants and Direct Loans) cannot be used or disbursed prior to 10 days before the first day of classes for that payment period.
GRANTS

Grants are need based money that does not have to be repaid, and are funded by Federal or State resources.

Federal Pell Grant

Pell Grants are awarded to undergraduate students who have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree. Eligibility is determined based on a student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) results and enrollment status each semester. Pell grant amounts range in value per award year.

To receive a Pell Grant, students must do the following:

  • Complete a FAFSA each year
  • Enroll in courses required for completing program of study
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Not be in default on a federal student loan or owe a repayment on a federal grant
Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is awarded to students that have not received a bachelor’s degree. Funds are awarded based on full time enrollment, but pro-rated each semester if enrolled less than full time (a minimum half time enrollment is required). Students who show exceptional need and complete their FAFSA before our priority deadline of May 1 are shown preference. This grant is limited, and the amount will vary based on funding.

To be considered for an SEOG grant, students must do the following:

  • Complete a FAFSA each year by the published priority deadline
  • Enroll in courses required for completing program of study
  • Be Pell Grant eligible
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Not be in default on federal student loan or owe a repayment on a federal grant
Alabama Student Assistance Program (ASAP)

Alabama Student Assistance Program (ASAP) is a state funded grant for eligible undergraduate students that have not received a bachelor’s degree. Funds are awarded based on full time enrollment, but pro-rated each semester if enrolled less than full time (a minimum half time enrollment is required). Students who show exceptional need and complete their FAFSA before our priority deadline of May 1 are shown preference. This grant is limited, and the amount will vary based on funding.

To be considered for ASAP, student must do the following:

  • Complete a FAFSA each year by the published priority deadline
  • Enroll in courses required for completing program of study
  • Be classified as a Alabama resident
  • Be Pell Grant eligible  Maintain satisfactory academic progress
  • Not be in default on federal student loan or owe a repayment on a federal grant
Federal Work Study

Federal Work Study (FWS) allows eligible students who show financial need to earn a portion of their educational expenses through meaningful part-time employment. Work hours are usually 10-15 hours each week and work around the student’s school schedule. Job placement is based on job availability and job skills; as well as, the student’s financial need and desire to work. Students interested in Federal Work Study must complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov with CVCC federal school code 012182. Students must complete the Work Study Application which should be submitted to the Financial Aid Office located in Wilson Hall. Work study positions are awarded on a first come, first serve basis.