Please see the list of some of the most frequently asked questions we have received.  As more questions arise and/or we receive additional guidance, we will update our list.

Is the Financial Aid Office closed?

No, The Financial Aid Office remains open and ready to assist you via phone and on-line methods .  Please refer to our website for the latest announcements, office hours and contact numbers.

Can I use my financial aid to purchase a computer/laptop?

Yes.  Your financial aid can be used to purchase a computer to help you with your educational needs.

I do not have a laptop for online courses, what can I do?

The financial aid office has a limited number of “MC Emergency Grants”.  Please contact the financial aid office for more information.

I just completed my 2019-2020 financial aid requirements; will I receive financial aid?

Yes, at this time, the financial aid office is open via on-line methods. It is extremely important that once all requirements are completed, you monitor your portal weekly for updates on your status.

If eligible, an award notification email will be sent to your my.vcccd.edu account once the file review process is complete.

Is it too late to apply for financial aid?

No. Financial aid applications for the 2019-2020 academic year can be completed up until June 30, 2020. We strongly encourage you to apply today!  Please visit our website for more information on how to apply.

What happens if I am unable to continue attending school?

We strongly recommend you talk with your instructor(s) before you withdraw from your class(es).  We also ask you contact the Financial Aid Office so we can discuss how this will affect your current and/or future financial aid eligibility.  Lastly, we recommend you speak to your academic counselor and the Admissions and Records Office to discuss any other alternatives that may be available.

Will I have to repay my financial aid if I stop attending, completely withdraw or fail all of my classes this semester?

If you stop attending, completely withdraw or fail all of your courses you may not be eligible for the full amount of financial aid funds that you were originally scheduled to receive. The Financial Aid Office will determine the amount of aid you have “earned” and/or the amount you may owe.  See Return of Title IV Funds (R2T4) for more information.

I work under Federal Work-study, can I continue working if my classes are now online?

Yes, if you work for a department that continues to operate and needs your services, you can continue to work and receive payment for hours worked.

What if my department closes, will I lose my job or my salary? 

No.  If your department is closed or your supervisor has asked that you not come to work because of the campus closures and you are still attending classes, you will continue to be receive payment for your normally scheduled work hours. Additional guidance will follow.

Is there financial aid available to me if I lose my job or income due to the coronavirus closures?

Yes.  The Financial Aid Office can assist you with your financial aid application or help you identify additional resources that may be available to you.