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Where we foster excellence in education that challenges students of every background to develop their intellect, character, and abilities; to assist students in achieving their educational and career goals; and to be responsive to the greater community.

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2024-25 FAFSA and CADAA (Dream Act App) are available!

(for attendance beginning August 2024-July 2025)


What to Expect (updates will be posted when available)

  • The Cal Grant deadline for community colleges is September 2, 2024
  • IVC expects to post requirements in WebSTAR in June.
  • IVC expects to post financial aid awards in late June to mid-July
  • Department of Education Federal Student Aid Estimator is available to calculate an estimate of your federal aid.

FAFSA Updates

  • Fewer questions and more user friendly, however the system does go down temporarily for updates
  • The Student Aid Index (SAI) is replacing Expected Family Contribution (EFC), this is used by the college to calculate how much and what types of financial aid you’re eligible to receive
  • Each Contributor (student, student’s spouse, parent(s), and/or stepparent) will need to create an FSA ID and must provide consent to complete the FAFSA. If any contributors do not provide their consent, the SAI will not be calculated, and eligibility for financial aid cannot be determined.
  • Being identified as a contributor on the FAFSA does not make your family member responsible for paying for your educational costs
  • If your parents are divorced or separated, please view the following video to help determine which parent must complete the FAFSA 
  • If your parent information is required, your FAFSA will not be complete until your parent(s) complete their portion.
  • Family farms and small businesses must be reported as assets
  • As of now, contributors without an SSN cannot create an FSA ID login to complete the FAFSA. Feel free to visit our Financial Aid Office (Building 1700) if you wish to complete a paper FAFSA.

CADAA Updates

  • Enhanced to reflect some of the changes to the FAFSA
  • Includes the AB540 affidavit within the application
  • Improved parent signature process