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Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Will I still receive my financial aid disbursement?

All disbursements will be made per the schedule posted on the Financial Aid Office website under Disbursement Information, including any updates or possible delays.

Do I still need to attend classes to receive financial aid?

Yes. Please check your IVC email account for updates and check in with your instructors regarding any changes to your specific class.

Title IV funds are awarded to a student under the assumption that the student will attend school for the entire enrollment period or semester.

Dropping units, withdrawing from all classes, or not attending classes can result in funds needing to be returned to the school. This could create an overpayment, which will suspend any future financial aid disbursements. Before dropping units, please check with the Financial Aid Office to determine any impact on your eligibility.

Also read up on COVID-19 updates for additional information and updates on instruction and/or campus closures.

How can I receive assistance from the Financial Aid Office?

The Financial Aid office is open for in-person services in SSC 130. Please check our website, financialaid.ivc.edu, for our in-person hours. The Financial Aid Office is accessible by phone, virtual chat, and email during our remote hours. Please check the website for the most up-to-date information.

Will campus closure affect my financial aid processing?

The Financial Aid Office will continue processing FAFSA, CCPG, and California Dream Act applications, as well as reviewing files and appeals.

Can I receive assistance completing my financial aid application (FAFSA or CA Dream Act Application)?

Students can attend one of our Financial Aid Friday workshops for one-on-one assistance or contact the Financial Aid Office to request an appointment for assistance with completing their FAFSA, California Dream Act Application, or financial aid file via virtual communication.

How do I submit documents to the Financial Aid Office during campus closure?

Students can submit most information through the Student Forms portal to complete their file online. For assistance, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

I am scheduled to work as part of the Federal Work Study (FWS) program but I’m not allowed to work on campus during campus closure. Will I still be paid?

Yes, students will continue to be paid for their regularly scheduled working hours during the closure, up to the amount of the Federal Work Study award.

How does the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, And Economic Security (CARES) Act affect students receiving financial aid?

Using students’ 2020-21 FAFSA and CADAA applications, the Financial Aid Office reviewed student eligibility to automatically award IVC students enrolled during the Spring 2021 semester. All students with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 0 - 5711 automatically received a HEERF grant totaling $1000 in Spring 2021. Those with an EFC of 5712-10000 were automatically awarded a HEERF grant totaling $500 in Spring 2021

If you are an IVC student currently enrolled in an active semester, in need of financial assistance to help relieve the pressures caused by the COVID-19 outbreak, and have not already been awarded a HEERF grant, you may complete an Emergency Fund Application.

Do I have to pay back the financial aid award back if I dropped a class with an ‘EW’?

Students who withdraw from all their classes with an excused withdrawal (EW) due to COVID-19 will not owe the school or federal government. If a class is dropped with an EW that is not due to COVID-19, the student may owe funds back to the school or federal government.

Does an ‘EW’ due to COVID-19 affect my satisfactory academic progress?

No. An excused withdrawal due to COVID-19 will not have an adverse effect on a student’s satisfactory academic progress. This includes students on Warning, Probation or Monitor status.

I (or my parents) have recently become unemployed; how can I request more financial aid?

Contact the Financial Aid Office at ivcfinancialaid@ivc.edu to request an Income Reduction Appeal.

Additionally, please submit the IVC Foundation Emergency Fund Student Application and then email the Financial Aid Office to notify us that you have submitted the application to request additional funds.