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How to Read Your Award Letter

Total Expenses: This is our standard Cost of Attendance based on the housing plans you reported on your FAFSA or Student Information Worksheet. These costs are estimates only that are required in order for financial aid to be awarded and not the actual costs that a student will spend. Only mandatory fees* are owed to IVC and registration fees will be waived for students who qualify for the BOG Fee Waiver. 

2014-15 Cost of Attendance

 

At home (with parents)

Away from home (on your own)

Fees*

$1,326

$1,326

Books and Supplies

$1,746

$1,746

Food and Housing

$4,599

$11,493

Transportation

$1,134

$1,278

Personal Expenses

$3,132

$2,871

Total

$11,937

$18,714

*Fees are based on the average enrollment of all fulltime students (14.0 units per term) at the $46 per unit enrollment fees and $220 per unit out-of-state tuition, plus Health Services and Student Representation Fees.


Family Contribution:
This is the amount of money a family is expected to contribute each year to a student's educational costs. This figure is calculated by the Department of Education using Federal Methodology Need Analysis and is based on the income and asset information you reported on your FAFSA.


Awards:
Awards are listed by term and are based on full-time enrollment at Imperial Valley College. If you are not enrolled full-time at the time of disbursement, your payment will be adjusted based on your actual enrollment status. Although one amount is listed for each semester, Pell Grant funds are divided into three payments during the semester. Visit the Financial Aid Disbursement webpage for information regarding disbursement dates. Fee waivers are not listed on your award letter but they are counted as a resource and will be posted to your account when you register for courses.


Payment Information
: If your financial aid payments exceed any fees owed to IVC, you may be entitled to a financial aid refund. Financial aid refunds are paid to your IVC Debit Card the week after disbursements appear on your account. If you do not have a card, one will be mailed to you shortly before your first payment date. Make sure Admissions and Records has the correct physical address with apartment number included. Once you receive your card, you will need to activate it and choose a refund method. Please note that receipt of IVC Debit Card does not guarantee that you are eligible for a refund, check the "Account Summary By Term" section of WEBSTAR to view your account status. Visit the Financial Aid Disbursement webpage for information regarding disbursement dates.


Fund Messages:
Important information regarding specific financial aid funds will be posted here. Please read them carefully.

Financial aid awards are subject to Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards which are evaluated annually. Any changes to your awards will be posted on WEBSTAR so please check your financial aid status regularly. If you have been determined ineligible for financial aid, a message of explanation will also be posted on WEBSTAR.

 

Staff Login Form

Please use the first part of your IVC Email (e.g. joe.smith) and your Email Password to login. If you are a student, please use the Student Portal to login.