Taking continuing education classes? Please see
Financial Aid for Continuing Education.
If you will be taking classes for college credit:
Step 1: Complete the
Step 2: Complete the
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You must be a U.S. citizen or
eligible noncitizen to apply for federal aid. Read our
FAFSA overview for some common questions and answers, plus helpful tips.
If you are not a citizen and therefore are not eligible for federal aid, you may still be eligible for Texas state aid if you are certified as HB1403 eligible.
To apply for state aid as an HB1403-eligible noncitizen, you may either:
It is best to have the
documents required to complete the application and the
Title IV school code for each college that you may attend before you start the FAFSA process.
The FAFSA is required for almost all financial aid programs offered by the colleges of DCCCD, and most of the college
Financial Aid Offices provide computers and help with completing the FAFSA.
Net Price Calculator was designed to give an
estimate of financial aid through a series of about 10 to 15 questions similar to those listed on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It does
not replace the need for students to complete the FAFSA.