West Valley College
14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga, CA 95070 • Phone (408) 867-2200

Financial Aid Calendar





Pell Grant

Fall: 8/31, 10/30

Spring: 2/1, 4/1

Fall: May include payment for late start Fall classes if enrolled by 10/26/15 and start by 11/6/15. Must turn in all documents by 9/30/15 to complete a Financial Aid file in order to receive payment on 10/30/15. 

Spring: May include payment for late start Spring classes if enrolled by 3/23/16 and starts by 4/3/16. Must turn in all Financial Aid documents by 4/28/16 to complete a Financial Aid file in order to receive payment on 5/20/16.

Cal Grant

Fall: 9/18

Spring: 2/13

May include additional $300 payment for the new Full-Time Student Success Grant if enrolled in 12 or more units and have unmet need.


Fall: 8/31, 10/30

Spring: 2/1, 4/1


Federal Work Study

Monthly Paycheck



Fall: 9/18, 10/30

Spring: 2/1, 4/1

Spring Priority Filing: 3/17/15

Loan Entrance  Session


NOTE: Students should contact the Financial Aid office for one-on-one consultation.

Board Of Governor's Fee Waiver


2015-16 Deadline: 5/27/16

Professional Judgment Packet


Fall Deadline:11/16/15

Spring: 4/15/16

Financial Aid Appeal 


Fall Deadline: 11/10/15

Spring Deadline: 4/12/16


Keys to Disbursement:

  • Pell grant and Loans will be divided into two disbursements in the Fall semester and two disbursements in the Spring semester.
  • Disbursements are issued to students with a completed Financial Aid file, enrolled and will be confirmed with an "Official Award Notification" email.
  • Students receiving Loans and Cal grant must be enrolled in at least 6 units to receive the disbursement.
  • Students on Financial Aid Disqualification are not eligible for disbursement.
  • Disbursements are issued on the Higher One Debit Card or ACH processing.
  • Please notify our office if you have not received your Higher One Debit Card in the mail.Higher One Card


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