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Application Deadlines


Keep the following dates in mind when applying for financial aid.

FAFSA Deadlines

You may complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) anytime after Jan. 1 prior to the award year, but no later than June 30 of the following year.

The colleges of DCCCD set up priority dates to make sure that if you qualify for certain types of financial aid, an award will be processed before the first day of classes.

  • If you plan to attend Fall only, or Fall and Spring semesters: The priority deadline for submitting your FAFSA application is May 1.
  • If you plan to attend only the Spring semester: The priority deadline for submitting your FAFSA application is Oct. 1.
  • If you plan to attend the Summer term (Summer I and Summer II are combined into one payment period): The priority deadline for submitting your FAFSA application is March 1.

Scholarship Deadlines

Most scholarship programs have individual deadlines you must meet to be considered for an award.

Last Day to Apply for a Loan

  • Fall 2014: Dec. 1, 2014
  • Spring 2015: April 10, 2015
  • Summer 2015: June 16, 2015

Submitting Transcripts

If you attended any other institution(s), you must submit all official transcripts to us and we must evaluate them before we can award financial aid.

Submit your transcripts as soon as possible. We recommend that you submit them by the following dates:

  • Fall 2014: May 1, 2014
  • Spring 2015: Oct. 1, 2014
  • Summer 2015: March 1, 2015

If you submit your transcripts after the deadline, we will still evaluate them, but it will take longer for you to get aid.

In order for your transcript(s) to be evaluated, you must be enrolled in (registered for) classes.

Please be prepared to pay tuition and fees with your own money until we can evaluate your eligibility for aid.