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Financial Aid

Welcome to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid!

A college education will be one of the most important investments a student and family will make. Our mission is to provide students with access to financial aid services for the attainment and completion of education. We realize the financial aid process can seem to be an unnerving task. Our goal is to provide parents and most importantly, students with responsible, efficient, and customer friendly financial services to empower the student to take personal control of their educational process.

The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid is a resource that will be invaluable during your matriculation at Catawba Valley Community College. You will find not only information regarding the policies and procedures, but also helpful links that will point you to external resources to assist you with understanding your financial aid options. We urge you to review all the resources and information provided and make your decisions wisely. Remember, your financial aid, like all the rest of your financial matters, should be governed very carefully.


Federal Government Updates

  1. Year Round Pell - eligible undergraduate students may receive up to 150% Pell per academic year not to exceed 600% Lifetime Pell Limit.  Must be enrolled in 6 hours for Summer to qualify for additional Pell.
  2. Students must now present an unexpired government-issued ID to confirm identity when inquiring about financial aid.
  3. Schools are unable to share student financial aid data with external agencies.
  4. 2016 tax data must be used for 2018-2019 academic year.
  5. Maximum lifetime limits have been established for the Pell and Subsidized Stafford Loan programs.
  6. Federal and State funds will not cover courses repeated more than two times.


The Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid Office Hours

Student Services Building
(No appointment needed)

Hours of Operation:

Monday – Thursday:  8:00 AM – 6:00 PM
Friday: 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

The College closes at 5:00 PM when classes are not in session. Campus office hours vary near/during holidays. Please call ahead to avoid disappointment.


Contact Us

(828) 327-7000, ext. 4860
Fax: (828) 624-5208