Financial Aid Workshop

January 29th, 2019

5:30 pm 

PV Library

Advisors from Butte College and Chico State will be available to help you fill out the FAFSA. Computers will be made available for parents/students to fill out the application.
  • Driver's license, if you have one
  • Social Security card or number, if you have one
  • Student and/or Parent/Guardian 2017 income information
  • Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) - yours or your parents'
  • 2018 bank statements
  • Any records of untaxed income such as welfare benefits, Social Security benefits, or child support payments
  • Alien registration number, if you have one
  • List of colleges you are interested in attending
If you don't have every one of these documents, that's okay.  Come to a workshop with the documents that you have and that apply to you.


  • Students who are interested in receiving federal and state financial aid for college should apply for FAFSA. The application is free and should only take about 20 minutes to complete. The counseling office encourages all of our seniors to apply for FAFSA.
  • The application opens on October 1st
  • The deadline to apply is March 2nd
  1. Create your account -  In order to create your FSA ID. You will need an account for the Student and the Parent/Guardian. You can find the form by Clicking Here

  2. Now that you have created your FSA ID you can start working on the FAFSA form: Click Here


Scholarship opportunities are available throughout the senior year but get busier in the spring semester. Students may access scholarships through the university scholarship page, corporations, and through local organizations.

Scholarship Bulletin

  • The Pleasant Valley High School Counseling office creates a Scholarship Bulletin monthly beginning in October.In this bulletin you will find a list of all the reputable scholarships we learn about. You can browse the list of scholarships to find the right one for you!
  • The Chico Community Scholarship Association is a local organization that provides many scholarships yearly to local and graduating students. The application normally opens around January and the deadline to apply is in February.
  • This scholarship is specifically for students who are planning to attend Cal State, Chico. The application opens on January 2nd and closes on Feb 15th. Click on the link to find the online application and learn more about who may qualify.
Scholarship Search Engines

UC Blue and Gold Plan

  • If your family makes less than $80,000 and you qualify for finanacial aid you might qualify to have all tuition and fees waived by any University of California school.
For more information click here

College Promise

The first year of Community College is now free for eligible students! If you would like more information click here.