Apply for Financial Aid

The Financial Aid office offers many opportunities from a variety of sources to help students with their educational expenses.


Applying for financial aid:

  1. New Students Only: Apply for Admission to Yavapai College

Students new to Yavapai College must apply for admission before Yavapai College can begin to process your FAFSA application. There is no cost to students to apply for admission and it takes just a few minutes.

Please note: Students must be admitted to a degree-seeking program of study in order to be offered federal financial aid.

  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid/ FAFSA

The FAFSA is the first step in applying for grants, loans, and scholarships. The federal school code for Yavapai College is 001079. View this video to learn how to get started.

  3. Apply for Scholarships

An online application is available for Yavapai College Scholarships. Log onto the website, click on My Services, Students, then My Financial Aid from January 1st through April 1st each year for the upcoming fall semester.

In a continuing effort to help students find financial resources beyond federal grants, state grants and Yavapai College Scholarships, we have compiled information on outside resources to help you locate additional scholarship sources. Outside Scholarships may be researched throughout the year. Keep checking our website for new information and links to search engines as they become available.

  4. Check your YC email frequently

You will be notified by email when we receive your FAFSA results instructing you to check your eligibility requirements on your YC email. Log onto the website and click on My Email and Calendar to access. After all requirements have been satisfied and your aid eligibility has been determined, you will receive another email notification letting you know your financial aid status. For instructions about forwarding your YC email to a different address, go to the Help page, see toggle #11

  5. Submit a Loan Application

Loan applications are available a few weeks prior to registration for a specific semester through the first 30 days of the semester. Please see the Financial Aid Calendar for specific dates.

  6. Search for Jobs

If you are not interested in the financial obligation of student loans, a job on campus is an excellent way to help offset some of your living expenses while gaining work experience. Please see our student employment page to search for available positions.

  7. Enroll in eRefund

It is recommended that you enroll in eRefund. Log onto the website, click on My Services, Students, then My Bills and Payments; so your refund can be deposited into your bank account instead of mailed.

  8. Buy Books with Financial Aid

Students are eligible to charge books if they have been awarded and have a credit balance after all tuition, fees, and room and board charges have been paid. Read more about the Book Advance Program.

  9. Receive your Financial Aid Refund

Your financial aid award will post to your YC account to pay for direct costs including tuition, fees, room and board (if on campus), and book charges. If there is a remaining credit balance, a check will be mailed to the address listed on your portal account or electronically refunded if you are signed up for eRefund. Please review the current semester Financial Aid Calendar and the policy on Attending Hours to help you determine your refund date.

  10. Maintain your Eligibility

As a financial aid recipient, you are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP). Your status is evaluated at the end of each semester and is based on your entire history at YC, regardless of whether or not aid was received.