Types of Aid
Yavapai College has many financial aid options including grants, loans, and scholarships.
Click on the links below to learn more about each option, or follow the steps to Apply for Financial Aid for more information.
Grants are gift assistance awarded to qualified undergraduate students demonstrating exceptional financial need (i.e., grants are need-based aid). Grants do not have to be repaid as long as enrollment for the semester in which you receive the grant is maintained.
|Grant Program||Arizona Residency?||Award Range (yearly amounts)|
|Federal Pell Grant||No||$0 - $5,645 for 2013-2014|
|Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)||No||Varies based on available funding. Awarded on first come first serve basis.|
|Arizona Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership (AzLEAP)||Yes||Varies based on available funding.|
|Award||# of YC Credits||% of Award Received|
|Pell grant recipients cannot receive||9-11||75%|
|more than 600% of Pell grants||6-8||50%|
|in their lifetime||1-5||25%|
|Who may receive this loan?||Current Interest Rate||Other Charges?||# of Credits Enrolled In to Receive Loan|
|Direct Subsidized Stafford||Students with financial need||View Rates||View Other Charges||6+ credit hours|
|Direct Unsubsidized Stafford||All Students||View Rates||View Other Charges||6+ credit hours|
|Direct Plus||Parents of students||View Rates||View Other Charges||6+ credit hours|
|Perkins||Students with exceptional financial need||View Rates||No other charges||6+ credit hours|
More information can be found at Federal Student Aid on the Web
Please remember that students who have borrowed are required to complete exit loan counseling when they graduate, leave school, or drop below half time enrollment status.
All loans will be awarded and posted to your Financial Aid account. Once they are posted you may use them to defer any direct YC costs including tuition and fees, books, and on campus room and board (if applicable). If the loan is more than your direct costs, a refund check will be mailed to you. See the Financial Aid Calendar for specific dates.
Scholarships are a type of financial aid that do not need to be paid back and are awarded on various criteria, which usually reflect the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award. They can be merit-based, need-based, student-specific, career-specific and/or college-specific. The links below provide further information about scholarships offered at Yavapai College and tips on applying for outside scholarships.
Scholarship Resources - includes YC Foundation Scholarships and outside scholarship links
- Curious Mind Grant - this grant will pay for 1 class and book necessary to an individual who demonstrates curiosity about a particular academic or personal interest area. Deadline to apply: August 24, 2015.
- Champions Scholarship - Must be a current or recent ward of the Yavapai County Juvenile Court. Deadlines to apply: July 1 for the Fall semester; December 1 for the Spring semester; May 1 for the Summer semester. If funding is still available, late applications will be accepted.