The 2020-21 FAFSA will be available beginning Oct. 1, 2019. The 2020-21 FAFSA requires 2018 income information. FAFSA deadline, to be considered for the Cal Grant, is March 2, 2020

You may complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA or CADAA anytime throughout the academic year.  Deadline is June 30, 2021.

NOTE * Ventura College must have your correct, complete information by your last day of enrollment in the 2020-2021 school year.

Priority Deadlines:

We will guarantee a 2020-2021 award package before school begins if you complete all your outstanding financial aid requirements by May 15, 2020.

If you complete the 2020-2021 financial aid process by May 15, 2020:

  • You will not experience long wait times with the financial aid office before Fall 2020 begins August 17, 2020.
  • You will increase your chances of receiving more aid. Some grants are awarded on first-come, first-served basis such as Federal Work-Study.
  • You will be provided with an award package for 2020-2021, no later than July 1, 2020.
  • If eligible, you will receive aid during the first week of school.

 Disbursement Dates:


Fall 2020:  

1st Disbursement: August 18, 2020 and weekly thereafter on Fridays.

2nd Disbursement: September 11, 2020

*30 day delay for first time borrowers of loans will disburse after September 25, 2020

**Second disbursement of Fall Only Loan: October 23, 2020


Spring 2020: 

 1st Disbursement: January 12, 2021 and weekly thereafter on Fridays

 2nd Disbursement: February 5, 2021

*30 day delay for first time borrowers of loans will disburse after February 19, 2021

**Second disbursement of Spring Only Loan: March 19, 2021


Summer 2021:   Disbursement: TBD

Note: There is only one disbursement during the summer semester.

You will receive your refund 4 to 21 days after a payment appears on your MyVCCCD portal account, depending on the payment method you chose and the date your classes begin. The date noted on your MyVCCCD portal is an internal processing date ONLY. Please be aware this is NOT the disbursement date for your funds. Your payment schedule reflects a full-time enrollment assumption. If you are not enrolled full-time, the amount you will receive will be less and prorated based on your actual enrollment.

Pell Recalculation Date (Freeze Date):

NO REVISIONS will be made to your financial aid award(s) after this date. This means that your award will increase or decrease according to your enrollment status as of the date below:

Fall 2020:  September 8, 2020  12:00 pm

Spring 2021:  February 1, 2020  12:00 pm

Federal Direct Loan Deadlines: 

Fall 2020 & Spring 2021: April 27, 2021

Fall 2020 Only: November 24, 2020

Spring Only:  April 27, 2021

Summer:  July 20, 2021


Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal Deadlines: 

Fall 2020: November 17, 2020

Spring 2021: April 20, 2021

Summer 2021: July 13, 2021

Upcoming Deadlines:

The 2021-22 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and California Dream Act Application (CADAA) will be available beginning Oct. 1, 2020. The 2020-21 FAFSA and CADAA will require 2019 income information. FAFSA and CADAA deadline to be considered for the Cal Grant, is March 2, 2021. For assistance in completing the financial aid applicaiton, please contact our office at (805) 289-6369 or email at vcfinancialaid@vcccd.edu.