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Financial Aid Office

321 Golf Club Road, Pleasant Hill, CA 94523
Student Services Building, First Floor
925-969-2009 – Office
925-691-1132 – Fax

DVC Federal School Code: 001191

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What is Financial Aid?

Financial Aid is money for college. It is provided by the United States taxpayers to ensure that everyone who wants a college education has the financial ability to pay for their college expenses. Financial aid is also a partnership between you - the student - and the college that provides money to help pay college costs. If you receive financial aid, it is expected that you will enroll in courses needed to complete your chosen program, work hard at learning, and move responsibly toward successful completion of your educational goal.


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Cost of Attending DVC


Cost of Attendance


Academic year length: 2 semesters (9 months)

Resident fees: Based on enrollment in 14 units per semester (14 units x $46 per unit = $644)

Other fees not included:

  • Student Union Fee of $1 per unit ($10 max per academic year
  • Student Activity Fee of $5 per semester
  • These fees are NOT covered by th Board of Governor's Fee Waiver Program

Non resident tuition: $208 per unit in addition to Student Cost of Attendance

Books and supplies:

  • Cost of books ($963)
  • Educational supplies ($252)
  • Course material fees ($144)
  • Computer-related expenses ($405)

Food and housing: Allowance for rent, utilities, household supplies, food, snacks, and meals on campus

Transportation: Represents allowance for student’s transportation to and from classes and work

Personal expenses: Includes clothing, laundry and dry-cleaning, personal care, gifts, recreation, medical etc

Loan origination fees: For student loan borrowers, loan origination fees are added to the budget