2019-2020 Catalog Summer Update [Archived]

Financial Aid

Students are encouraged to apply for federal, state, and local sources of financial aid, including grants, scholarships, work-study, and loans. To determine financial aid eligibility, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. The Kalamazoo Valley Community College Foundation also offers privately funded scholarships and awards through the college’s Financial Aid Office. These scholarships are funded by corporations, businesses, and private individuals for the benefit and support of Kalamazoo Valley students.

Financial aid advisors are available to provide additional information and assistance. Check the Kalamazoo Valley web page at www.kvcc.edu/finaid and the Financial Aid Office for more information. Students should become familiar with the college’s My Valley system for access to their financial aid status. Appointments with a financial aid advisor can be made by contacting the Financial Aid Office at 269.488.4340.

The Financial Aid Office is located in Room 9210 on the Texas Township Campus and Room 120 at the Arcadia Commons Campus. The telephone numbers are 269.488.4340 for the Texas Township Campus and 269.373.7800 for the Arcadia Commons Campus.

The Carl D. Perkins Special Populations Program provides financial aid assistance and academic support services to eligible students. The goal is to help students become financially self-supporting and personally independent. To be eligible, an applicant must meet the definition of a special population student. Members of special populations must be in an occupational program and fall into at least one of the following categories:

  • Individuals with a disability
  • Individuals from economically disadvantaged families, including foster children
  • Nontraditional training and employment participants
  • Single parents
  • Displaced homemakers
  • Individuals with limited English proficiency
  • Dependents of active military service members
  • Experienced foster care

Applicants with the greatest financial need as determined by the Financial Aid Office are given priority. They could be eligible for tuition reimbursement through this program depending on the availability of funds. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 269.488.4340 for more information.