Bypass navigation bar Search Home

Accepting and Receiving Your Aid

How will I know if I have a financial aid award?

You will be notified by email when you have an award. You may also view posted financial aid awards, account summaries and other helpful personal information in eConnect, our secure online services (login required).

What do I need to do to receive my aid?

  1. Read the Award Letter Information and Instructions for an overview of important topics such as disbursement dates, restrictions, deadlines, award definitions and explanations, costs of attendance, how refunds work, work-study and Federal Direct Loans.

  2. In eConnect, under Financial Aid, click on Financial Aid Award Letter. This is where you will accept or decline the terms and conditions of any awards you receive.

  3. For Federal Direct Loans, review How Do I Get My Loan?

How will I receive my financial aid?

The colleges of DCCCD process and distribute refunds and disbursements (including financial aid funds) through eRefunds. You can use eRefunds to choose the method you prefer to receive your financial aid.

When will I receive my financial aid?

See the disbursement schedule.

To help you get your money as soon as possible, make sure the Admissions/Registrar’s Office has your correct email and mailing address.

Questions or concerns?

Call, email or visit the Financial Aid Office.