Please see the list of some of the most frequently asked questions we have received.  As more questions arise and/or we receive additional guidance, we will update our list.*

Is the Financial Aid Office closed?

No, The Financial Aid Office remains open and ready to assist you via phone and on-line methods.  Please refer to our website for the latest announcements, office hours and contact numbers.

I do not have a laptop for online courses, what can I do?

The Ventura College Library provides an Equipment Lending Library for students to borrow a laptop, hotspot, and other equipment, 

The Financial Aid Office has a limited number of “VC Student Emergency Grants”.  Please refer to our website for more information.

I just completed my financial aid requirements; will I receive a financial aid offer letter if I am eligible?

Yes. It is extremely important that once all requirements are completed, you monitor your MyVCCCD portal weekly for updates on your status.

If eligible, an email notification will be sent to your MyVCCCD Student Portal once your file review process is complete.

Is it too late to apply for financial aid?

No. Financial aid applications for this academic year can be completed up until June 30th. We strongly encourage you to apply today. 

What is the deadline to submit a Satisfactory Academic Appeal for to the Financial Aid Office?

Please refer to our website for more information.

I need to apply for a Federal Direct Loan.  Where can I obtain information and what is the deadline to submit a request?

Federal Direct Loan information can be found on our webpage.  

What happens if I am unable to continue attending school?

We strongly recommend you talk with your instructor(s) before you withdraw from your class(es).  We also ask you to contact the Financial Aid Office so we can discuss how this will affect your current and/or future financial aid eligibility.  Lastly, we recommend you speak to your academic counselor and the Admissions and Records Office to discuss any other alternatives that may be available.

Will I have to repay my financial aid if I stop attending, completely withdraw or fail all of my classes this semester?

If you stop attending, completely withdraw or fail all of your classes, you may not be eligible for the full amount of financial aid funds that you were originally scheduled to receive.

The Financial Aid Office will determine the amount of aid you have “earned” and/or the amount you may owe.  See Return of Title IV Funds (R2T4) for more information.

Can I use my financial aid to purchase a computer/laptop?

Yes.  Your financial aid can be used to purchase a computer/laptop to help you with your educational needs.

Is there financial aid available to me if I lose my job or income due to the coronavirus closures?

Yes.  The Financial Aid Office can assist you with your financial aid application or help you identify additional resources that may be available to you.

Does Ventura College provide help in obtaining food or other school essentials?

Yes, the Basic Needs Center is open and ready to serve you. The VC Food Pantry is located in the BCS building (next to the Financial Aid Computer Lab).  

The VC Basic Needs Office can also provide assistance in applying for CalFresh (formerly known as SNAP)

See Basic Needs Office for more information.

*Subject to change without notice