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Summer Financial Aid FAQs

 1. Who is eligible for summer Pell Grant?

• Continuing and returning IVC students in Good academic standing with remaining Pell Grant eligibility
• New IVC students who have met the high school equivalency requirement prior to June 24, 2015

2. What types of financial aid are available in the summer?

• Pell Grant
• Board of Governor's Fee Waiver (BOGFW)

3. Do I need to apply for Summer Financial Aid?

• If you have already applied for the 2014-15 award year, you need not apply again. See question 4 for information on how eligibility is determined.
• If you have not applied, you must complete the 2014-15 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) no later than June 30, 2015.
• Your financial aid file must be completed with no missing requirements no later than July 16, 2015.
• If you are applying for BOGFW only, the BOGFW paper application is due no later than July 30, 2015. 
  Note: You must complete the 2015-16 FAFSA for Fall 2015

4. How is my summer financial aid eligibility determined?

• Continuing students who did not receive the maximum Pell Grant for the 2014-15 and are meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress standards   may have summer eligibility. For example, if you were paid for full-time enrollment FALL 2014 and SPRING 2015 you already received 100% of your 2014-15 Pell Grant award and you have no remaining eligibility for a Summer payment.
• The amount you will receive is based on your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) as determined by the U. S. Department of Education, and   your  enrollment status for the summer term.

• Enrollment status is determined by the number of enrolled units:

 Enrollment Status  Units
 3/4-time  9 (max for Summer)
 1/2-time  6 to 8.5
 Less than 1/2-time  .5 to 5.5


5. When can I view the summer financial aid award?

Summer awards are currently posted in WEBSTAR but will be pending evaluation of Spring 2015 grades and actual enrollment status (posted awards always assume fulltime status which is generally not available during summer session). Check your messages and outstanding requirements frequently for updates.

6. I am thinking about dropping a summer class. Will this affect my summer financial aid?

If you have been paid for a class that you never attend, your enrollment status will be recalculated and your award may be adjusted.

7. I am thinking about dropping all my summer classes. How will this affect my summer financial aid?

If you have been paid financial aid funds and drop all classes before July 16th (60% point of the term), you may be required to pay that portion of the aid which was unearned.

8. Can I appeal my SAP Disqualification for summer financial aid?

No. SAP Appeals for disqualification are not considered for summer financial aid. You must be making academic progress, as determined at the end of the spring term, in order to receive summer financial aid.

9. How do I receive my financial aid funds?

Effective July 1st, 2015 Imperial Valley College will no longer use the Higher One IVC Debit card of Higher One ACH transfer for financial aid disbursements or refunds. If you are expecting to receive financial aid funds or any refund from Imperial Valley College after July 1st, you may request the new IVC MyCashCard or ACH transfer to your personal bank account. This card will not be sent to you automatically, you must request it starting June 23, 2015.

MyCashCard

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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.