There are four basic types of financial aid awarded to students. FVCC offers financial aid in the form of grants, work-study, loans, scholarships or some combination of these. Learning more about individual aid types will help you make important decisions about paying for college.


Grants are free money and do not have to be repaid. Awards are limited to students who demonstrate financial need as determined through the financial aid application process.


Loans are funds that need to be repaid. Sometimes the student is the borrower; sometimes the parent is the borrower.


Scholarships are free money that are based on merit, financial need, or other criteria.

Work Study

Work study is funding that is earned by working at a job on campus or at a non-profit agency in the community. Eligibility for work-study depends on financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Flathead Valley Community College
Financial Aid Office
777 Grandview Drive
Kalispell, MT 59901
Phone: 406-756-3849
Fax: 406-756-3966
School Code: 006777