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DVR Training Grant Checklist

Reviewed: July 2023

Responsibility Checklist for DVR Consumers Applying for a DVR Training Grant

You are responsible for making sure that all items listed on the checklist are completed. If you do not, it may affect your financial aid and/or your DVR training grant.

  • Apply for federal financial aid as soon as possible after October 1 before starting your program. It is not necessary to file taxes before filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

    You can fill out a free application at:
  • Apply for admission to the school(s) you are interested in attending if you are a new or transfer student. Keep in mind that DVR must support the lowest-cost option.
  • Register for classes and give DVR a copy of your grades from the previous term, your class schedule, and projected course plan. A course plan outlines what courses are required for your program, and provides an expected schedule of required courses and expected completion date. You may obtain a copy from your academic advisor at your school.
  • Get the "DVR Training Grant - Information Form" from DVR. Sign and return the form to DVR. Your signature gives permission for the financial aid office and the academic records office to share information with DVR. If you are under 18, a parent or guardian must also sign the form.
  • DVR will send the signed "DVR Training Grant - Information Form" to the financial aid office of the school you plan to attend. When the form has been completed, DVR will contact you to let you know the amount of your DVR training grant award. Discuss the results with your DVR counselor.
  • If you have concerns related to your grant amount(s) or school costs, You should go back to the Financial Aid Office (FAO) to discuss possible changes to your FAFSA information and/or budget. FAOs might adjust the cost of attendance to reflect your specific circumstances and increase the budget amounts. This could allow for additional funds to be made available by financial aid, or DVR could cover those costs. FAOs might also not increase the budget, and in those instances, DVR can review the request and consider additional funding for you via an exception request.
  • If you are receiving Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Social Security Income (SSI) for your own disability, inform DVR so that additional changes can be made to your DVR training grant.
  • If you change your schedule or credit load, notify DVR immediately.

  • Before you can get your DVR training grant for the second term, DVR must have a copy of your grades and schedule.
    A DVR training grant will not be paid if the documents are not provided to DVR prior to your school's census date.

Last updated: July 2023