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Important Financial Aid Dates and Deadlines


The folowing information will detail the deadlines for financial aid processes and programs:

Pell Grant Deadlines

For Pell Grants, a valid electronically processed FAFSA must be received by the college from the U.S. Department of Education before the last date of the semester for which you are enrolled.

*Deadline to Submit All Documents:

Fall 2020 - November 28, 2020 (deadline has passed)

Winter 2021 - February 5, 2021(deadline has passed)

Spring 2021 - May 21, 2021(deadline has passed)

Summer 2021 - August 20, 2021

If you have been disqualified for financial aid during the 2020-2021 academic year, you have the opportunity to appeal the disqualification. Petitions can be submitted online (SIS). You will be notified if you should need to petition your status prior to each semester.

Appeals/Petitions need to be turned in by or before May 21,2021 to allow us enough time to review and potentially process and award aid before the end of the spring semester.

Direct Loan Deadlines

Fall Deadline to submit the Direct Loan Form is November 28, 2020 for students attending the Fall 2020 Fall Semester only.

Spring Deadline to submit the Direct Loan Form is May 21, 2021 for students attending the Fall 2019 and Spring 2021 semesters or the Spring 2021 semester only.

Cal Grant Deadlines

March 2 – Cal Grant A, B Entitlement and Competitive awards and Cal Grant C award.

September 2 – Second chance deadline for community college students to apply for a Cal Grant B. Since the number of awards available in September is limited, it is best to apply by March 2. (Students applying for the CAL Grant through the Dream Act application are not eligible for the second chance deadline and must apply before the March 2 deadline.)

Applicants will be considered as First Priority LAVC Financial Aid applicants by completing the steps below:

  • Your valid FAFSA must be processed by March 2nd
  • Complete the online process along with submitting all additional required or requested documents by May 21, 2021.

You can fill out a FAFSA as early as October 1 each year. If you are a CA resident and wish to apply for a Cal Grant, the CA Student Aid Commission (CSAC) must receive both your FAFSA and GPA Verification* by March 2. There is a second Cal Grant deadline of September 2, but funding is more limited.

*LAVC will automatically transmit your GPA Verification to the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) by the deadline for those who meet specific criteria. It is advisable for students to contact the Financial Aid Office to see if they meet the criteria to have their GPA electronically transmitted and for other possible options.