ScholarshipsThe California Community College Student Financial Aid Administrators Association is now taking applications for its annual scholarship. They are awarding 10 $500 scholarships statewide and winners will be notified November 1, 2009.

-Attending a California community college Fall 2009
-California resident
-Have remaining financial need
-Preference will be given to applicants that have overcome unusual hardships.

Please click here for the Scholarship Flyer.
Please click here for the Scholarship Application.

Complete the application and requirements and submit to the Financial Aid Office before 3pm, October 20, 2009.


Where is my Chafee check?

September 17, 2009

This question is probably on your mind each day the semester goes by without your Chafee check.


Many requests have been brought at the table to have the Chafee checks be sent out earlier, but unfortunately the earliest we’ve received Chafee checks are mid October from the California Student Aid Commission (they distribute the Chafee checks). However, for most of you, there is a Pell Grant disbursement going out tomorrow. This disbursement will hopefully hold you over for a few more weeks. This disbursement will be what you are awarded for the rest of the semester (so definitely budget!).

If you are not sure if you have applied for the Chafee Grant please click here to access the online application.

The requirements to be eligible for the Chafee:

  • be a current or former foster youth
  • not have reached your 22nd birthday as of July 1, 2009
  • have financial need (fill out the FAFSA)
  • be enrolled in an eligible career or technical school or public or private college or university
  • be enrolled at least half time
  • be enrolled in a program at least one academic year long
  • attend class regularly and get good grades

If you’re still thinking about dropping one of your classes, make sure you do it by this Friday, Sept. 11, 2009. This is your last chance to drop a full-term class without it affecting your transcript or financial aid.┬áPrevent yourself from getting W’s, NC’s, I’s, D’s, or F’s.

Hopefully by now you’ve had enough time to evaluate all of your classes and the workload to see if your current schedule will work this semester. So if you’re still waitlisted on a class that you no longer want or still not sure whether you want to drop that class, make your decision by this Friday.

If you’re still not sure, talk to Rudolf and Lindsay to see what your options are.

Check out the pictures from the START @ DVC welcome back orientation held on 8/28/09.

welcome back ppt

Levyll welcome back

welcome back zionya lindsay

welcome back matt nick

If you are a foster youth attending DVC, see Rudolf or Lindsay for your free gift.