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 2014-2015 - all documents must be received by Memorial Day for final disbursements during Spring finals week or two weeks before your last day of enrollment during the award year. We cannot guarantee aid can be processed for students who do not submit required materials in a timely manner or who do not cooperate in completing the application/financial aid  file.  Be sure to check your financial aid portal weekly.

TUITION DELAY POLICY.   The financial aid office may delay the tuition due date for financial aid applicants (i.e. prevent classes from being canceled for non-payment) until 10 days before the start of the quarter when financial aid can be disbursed.  Upon student request, tuition delays CAN be extended when payment is "guaranteed" as in the case when financial aid is ready, but cannot be disbursed because of placement on waiting list(s), or when student loans are subject to 30-day delays or mid-quarter dissbursements. Tuition delays CANNOT be extended for students awaiting decisions on appeals or while waiting for verification documents to be processed. 

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 "Universal PIN number".  [PIN stands for Personal Identification Number.] Unless you have changed it, use your birth date in the "MMDDYY" format. If your chosen PIN number that is less than six (6) digits, pr of upi were born in a single-digit numbered month, add a zero to the front of your PIN.

 

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.​