SUBMIT YOUR 2014-2015 FAFSA Now.

Priority will be given to valid applications submitted by March 1 with files completed in a timely manner.   Apply at www.fafsa.gov and use school code 003805.  For Washington dreamers who do not have social security numbers, apply at  www.readysetgrad.org/WASFA.

FINAL DEADLINE FOR 2013-2014 FAFSA - all documents must be received by Memorial Day for final disbursements during Spring finals week. 

Be sure to check your financial aid portal weekly.

CHANGE IN TUITION DELAY POLICY.   Prior to Winter 2014, the financial aid office was authorized to "delay" tuition payment/due date for students through the start of the quarter.  New policy: The financial aid office may  delay the tuition due date (i.e. prevent classes from being canceled for non-payment) only until regular aid is available to be disbursed to student accounts -- unless tuition payment is guaranteed.  Tuition delays can no longer be placed when students are awaiting decisions on appeals or while waiting for verification documents to be processed.  Tuition delays CAN be placed, when students are on waiting lists and aid is pending enrollment and when loans have been processed but are subject to 30 day delays or mid-quarter disbursements.

On your Financial Aid Portal, you can--

  • Verify that you have an active financial aid application.
    • If so, personal information will appear under "Welcome Back".
    • Review your estimated cost of attendance, expected family contribution and financial need.
  • See the Financial Aid that has been awarded.
  • View comments and messages from the financial aid office.
  • Review documents and information requested and received.
  • Learn about loans you've taken and how much you can borrow.

To use the Financial Aid Portal, you will need to enter your Financial Aid Identifier (your Social Security Number) and THE FINANCIAL AID  PORTAL PIN NUMBER. [PIN stands for Personal Identification Number. Unless you have changed it, use your birth date in the "MMDDYY" format.] If you have chosen a PIN number that is less than six (6) digits, add a zero to the front of your PIN. If you have not applied for admission at YVCC please use your birth date (mmddyy).

 

Portal Notes:

  • Select the appropriate award year.  
  • In addition to documents needed, the portal displays satisfactory progress status codes earned at YVCC.  The "due date"  indicates when the status was assigned;  recognizing this date will help you determine if the status is an older or current status.  
  • Documents are processed in the order received. We recommend that you submit all required documents together within 3 weeks of our  request.  We will not penalize an early applicant because a response deadline was missed.  However, we cannot consider you for aid until your file is complete and has been reviewed.

WHEN WILL MY LOAN BE READY?

TRACKING THE DIRECT LOAN PROCESS at YVCC

  1. When the Stafford Loan Request form shows a received date, we have received the request.
  2. When the Stafford Loan has been added to your financial aid awards, we have requested approval of your loan from the Federal Government.
  3. When the net amount of loan disbursements are displayed, your loan has been approved by the Federal Government.
  4. It usually takes about one week after loan approval for funds to be ready for disbursement.  When funds are sent to Higher One. a notation is made in the portal.  Funds are sent to Higher One the morning after the date shown. 

Financial Aid Office Hours

Yakima Office Hours: 9:30 a.m. -12:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday.  Closed for processing on Fridays.  In summer, the financial aid office is closed Thursdays for processing and the entire campus is closed on Fridays.​