A federal Pell grant is free money from the federal government for eligible students. Students must apply online for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov with CVCC federal school code 012182. Eligibility is indicated by the Student Aid Report (SAR) which the student receives after completing the FAFSA. Pell grant amounts range in value per award year.
The CVCC Financial Aid Office will send an award letter to students who are eligible indicating the amount of award. Pell grant awards are prorated based on student’s enrollment each semester.
To maintain eligibility to receive Pell grants, a student must be in good standing and making satisfactory progress (refer to college catalog for more detailed information) toward completing his/her program of study. Students must reapply every year for the Pell grant.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is another grant from the federal government. There is a limited amount of funding for this grant. Students must be enrolled for at least half time to be eligible for this grant. Students who show exceptional need and complete their FAFSA before our priority deadline of May 1 are shown preference. Grant amount will vary based on funding.
Alabama Student Assistance Program (ASAP)
Alabama Student Assistance Program (ASAP) is a state grant for students who are Alabama residents. There is a limited amount of funding for this grant. Students must be enrolled for at least half time to be eligible for this grant. Students who show exceptional need and complete their FAFSA before our priority deadline of May 1 are shown preference. Grant amount will vary based on funding.
Federal Work Study (FWS)
Federal Work Study (FWS) is a job program which gives part time employment opportunities to students who show financial need. Students interested in FWS must complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov with CVCC federal school code 012182. Students must also complete the Work Study Application and submit to Financial Aid Office located in Wilson Hall. Work study positions are awarded on a first come, first serve basis. Work hours are usually 10-15 hours each week. Job placement is based on job available and job skills as well as the student’s financial need and desire to work.
To apply for Financial Aid at Chattahoochee Valley Community College, the following steps are required:
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online for the academic year you plan to attend CVCC with our federal school code 012182. (Also, using the IRS Data Retrieval on the FAFSA is highly recommended.)
- Complete the Admissions Application online, and follow up with Admissions for any required documents, i.e. all official transcripts, photo id, and other related documents.
If a student is eligible, he/she will receive an award letter indicating the amount of award.
- Go online to fafsa.ed.gov to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the current academic year. Include Chattahoochee Valley Community College’s federal school code 012182 on the application.
- Complete the general admission application for Chattahoochee Valley Community College. Submit a copy of photo ID and official transcripts for high school and all colleges attended to the Admissions department.
- The federal processor will send you a confirmation of your processed financial aid application. 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 loan offer/acceptance letter.
- 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 this time, students will be able to charge their tuition and fees, based on their award amount, in the Business Office.
- 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, then 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.
- In general, it takes three to five business days for a submitted FAFSA application to reach the Financial Aid Office.
Financial Aid Forms
Financial aid forms can be located under Student Resources-Student Forms, on this website. Click here to be redirected to forms.
In an ongoing effort to provide student-friendly services, please provide information on your most recent experience with our office using the Financial Aid Office Customer Service Survey.