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Watch the video and complete the steps listed to successfully apply for financial aid

bulbComplete these steps to apply for financial aid

Step 1:

Students new to Yavapai College must apply for admission before Yavapai College can begin to process your FAFSA application.

Students must be admitted to a degree-seeking program to be offered federal financial aid.


Step 2:

The FAFSA application is required

  1. Get started with FAFSA video
  2. Apply for a FSA ID
  3. Complete the FAFSA application using your FSA ID.
    YC's school code: 001079.

Step 3:

Once you complete the FAFSA, you will receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) which summarizes your FAFSA information and idenitifies any unresolved issues, and lists the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) that determines your eligibility.

If you need help understanding your SAR, schedule an appointment with us


Step 4:

In addition to loans, you may be eligible to recieve funds such as scholarships or grant money may not need to be repaid. Find more information at  Yavapai College scholarship resources


Step 5:

You will be notified by email when we receive your FAFSA results instructing you to check your eligibility requirements on your YC email. YC email help


Step 6:

Loan applications are available a few weeks prior to registration for a specific semester through the first 30 days of the semester.


Step 7:

All aid will posted to your Financial Aid page and can be used defer any direct YC costs (tuition and fees, books, on campus room and board). Any aid in excess of direct costs will be reimbursed according to the academic calendar deadlines. Grants are disbursed each semester based on your enrollment status and will be prorated if you are not enrolled full-time.


Step 8:

Enroll in eRefund by logging into the myYC portal and clicking on the Payment Center icon. Your refund can be deposited into your bank account instead of mailed. Please review the current  Academic Calendar and the policy on Attending Hours to help you determine your refund date.


Step 9:

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


Step 10:

As a financial aid recipient, you are required to maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) as well as adhere to other financial aid policies. Your status is evaluated at the end of each semester and is based on your entire history at YC. See the Policies and FAQ's pages for futher information.




Our Mission and Purpose

Financial Aid at Yavapai College is here to educate students and their families regarding the many financial aid opportunities available, and to help them make the best choices to fund their education and achieve their academic goals.

We are committed to providing consistent and equitable services to the diverse population of students throughout the district, and promoting sound financial decisions that help lead to student success.