Financial Aid & Scholarships Services
The Gavilan College Financial Aid & Scholarships department is here to help you find ways to pay for college tuition and related expenses. There are many types of Financial Aid available. Depending on your income and other factors, you may qualify for federal or state grants, state fee waivers, work-study jobs, or education loans. There are also many different scholarships, which are not usually dependent on financial need.
Apply today to find out what assistance is available for you!
Need Help Reviewing your FAFSA?
The Financial Aid Office is here to help you review your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every Friday's from now until April 28, 2017. Come by room MP 100 from 8:00am to 5:00pm and bring your
- 2015 Federal Tax Forms
- 2015 W-2 Forms
- Social Security Number
- Date of Birth
Dependent students bring your parent's information
Financial Aid Process
Apply for federal and state financial aid:
- Complete the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application, beginning January 1 for upcoming Fall Term
- Complete GPA verification form if necessary
- File for Cal Grants by March 2
The Student Aid Report will be sent to you once your FAFSA is processed.
Gavilan College receives FAFSA data (only if school was listed) from the U.S. Department of Education. A Fee Waiver may be awarded, if you qualify.
Gavilan College will send a letter requesting any additional documents. If it appears you are not eligible for a PELL grant, you will be sent a denial letter.
Return all required forms to the Financial Aid office in a timely manner. Your file will be reviewed, any discrepancies will be resolved, and your eligibility will be determined.
If you are eligible for Financial Aid, you will receive an award letter. Grant checks will be sent shortly after award letters.
Browse the list of current Gavilan College scholarships and see if there are any you might be eligible for.
Complete the scholarship application(s) by the stated due date. Note: you can apply for several different scholarships with one Common Scholarship Application. Other scholarships may have their own separate application forms.
If you are selected as a Scholarship winner, you will generally receive instructions from the organization. Sometimes a check will be mailed to you. Other times, the scholarship funds may be paid directly to the college.
Come to the Welcome Center (located in the same Student Center building as Admissions & Records) to get personal assistance from Gavilan student mentors. They can help you apply for admission, complete your financial aid forms, register for classes, find classrooms, and more! No appointment is required.