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

Financial Aid Calendar


Fall 2013

August 26- 1st Pell grant disbursement.

September 20 - 1st Loan disbursement.

October 11 - 1st Cal Grant disbursement.  The disbursement is 50% of the yearly Cal Grant eligibility.

November 1- 2nd Pell grant and loan disbursement for student who are enrolled. 

November 5- Last date to turn in a Financial Aid Appeal Packet or request loans for Fall 2013. No Exceptions.

Spring 2014

January 27 - 1st Pell grant and loan disbursement.

February 14 - 2nd Cal Grant disbursement. The disbursement is the remaining 50% of the yearly Cal Grant eligibility.

March 28 - 2nd Pell grant and loan disbursement.  May include payment for late start classes if enrolled by 3/24 and starts by 4/3.

April 8 - Last date to turn in a Financial Aid Appeal Packet or request loans for Spring 2014. No Exceptions.

April 15 - Last date to turn in a 2013-14 Professional Judgment Packet. No Exceptions.

May 1 - Last date to turn in all Financial Aid documents to complete a Financial Aid file in order to receive payment on June 13.

May 23 - Last date to turn in a Board of Governor's Fee Waiver (BOGW) for the 2013-14 academic year.

Summer 2014

June 27 - Pell grant disbursement.

July 8- Last date to turn in a Financial Aid Appeal Packet for Summer 2014.

Keys to Disbursement:

  • Pell grant and Loans will be divided into four disbursements per year, two disbursements in the Fall semester in increments of 50% and two disbursements in the Spring semester in increments of 50%.
  • Disbursements are issued to students with a completed Financial Aid file and eligibility has been confirmed with an "Official Award Notification" email.
  • Disbursements of Pell grant are issued to students who are enrolled.
  • Students receiving Loans and Cal grant must be enrolled in at least 6 units to receive the disbursement.
  • "Late Start" classes may be included if it starts within 10 days of the disbursement.
  • Students on Financial Aid Disqualification are not eligible for disbursement.
  • Disbursements are issued on the Higher One Debit Card or ACH processing.


Financial Aid Office

Regular Spring 

Office Hours:

2/10/14 - 5/23/14
Monday 8:30am-6:00pm
Tuesday 8:30am-6:00pm 
Wednesday 8:30am-12:30pm
Thursday 12:30pm-5:00pm
Friday Closed

Phone: 408 741-2024
Email: wvfa@westvalley.edu


Please read the latest and important Federal Updates for financial aid.


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