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Financial Aid Step by Step

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For a quick guide to the financial aid process, click on the links below.


  • Report your name and Social Security number exactly as they appear on your Social Security card when you fill out your admissions application and FAFSA.
  • Make sure you submit official high school and all prior official college transcripts before the deadline.
  • View the DCCCD tuition schedule or use our tuition calculators to understand your tuition costs.
  • Understand our Satisfactory Academic Progress policy. You must maintain these standards of academic progress to keep your financial aid eligibility.
  • If you want to give another person (such as your spouse, parent or grandparent) access to your financial aid and student records, you must complete a permission form.
  • Make sure you do not owe any money to your DCCCD college or other schools. If you owe any money, you will not be able to register for classes.
  • See all important financial aid dates and deadlines.