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At some point, nearly every student has questions about the financial aid process. The financial aid office is here to assist you throughout the admission process and as you continue your education at DCC.

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Financing Your Education

Act Now! For your Financial Aid award priority processing deadline of May 1st, 2015. Below are your next steps for completing:

Step 1) Fill out your FAFSA online
Visit www.fafsa.ed.gov to renew your application for the 2015-2016 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). Be sure to include Dallas Christian College’s School Code: 006941 on your current year FAFSA application.
Please have your PIN (personal identification number) available to use as your electronic signature. Remember, if you are a dependent student, your parent or legal guardian will also need to have a PIN. You can request a duplicate pin during the application process or visit the PIN website at www.pin.ed.gov. Pin numbers are used to electronically sign your FAFSA, and complete Entrance/Financial Awareness/Master Promissory Notes for federal loans.
Be sure to double-check your entries as you fill out your FAFSA. A mistake on your name or social security number will cause a delay in getting your FAFSA information to us; which in turn will put a hold on our ability to award you financial aid, requiring a payment plan with the business office.
For dependent students you will need copies of your 2014 tax transcript and W2’s, along with your parent tax transcript, W2’s and personal information in order to complete the FAFSA. You are given the opportunity to use the IRS Data Retrieval tool to pull your tax information directly from the IRS, which can expedite processing of your FAFSA application. We encourage you to use this option, if eligible during the submission of your application.

Step 2) Complete Entrance, Financial Aid Awareness Counseling and Sign Your Master Promissory Note
Go to www.studentloans.gov and complete counseling for entrance, financial awareness and sign your master promissory note (unless you already have one on file). See the steps below.

  1. Sign in using your FSA User ID or you will be prompted to set one up.
  2. Click the link “Complete Counseling” and then select (a) “Entrance Counseling” and (b) “Financial Awareness Counseling” for the current academic year 2015-2016. This is required for each student requesting federal loans.
  3. Next click the link “Sign Master Promissory Note” (MPN), be sure you submit the note once you complete the information requested on the form.

For students wishing to have a parent apply for a parent loan on their behalf, have your parent complete step #1 above, signing in with their social security number, etc…; they will then select the option Direct Parent Loan Application. If approved, they will need to then complete step #3 above to “Sign Master Promissory Note”, as well.

Step 3) Next Steps for Financial Aid

  1. Approximately 3-5 days after completing the FAFSA online, the student will be notified via email to view the completed STUDENT AID REPORT (SAR). The SAR will provide an estimate of eligibility of the types and amounts of federal financial aid to receive.
  2. Once DCC receives the processed (FAFSA application), you will be notified via Crusader email (DCC) of award eligibility or the need to submit additional documentation. You will also be able to now view your FA status on your DCC student portal for missing information. Processing of files can take up anywhere from 7-10 business days, once all items have been submitted and completed by the student. Please monitor your email for correspondence.
  3. Book requests can be submitted online at http://www.dallas.edu/financialaid/bookrequest.cfm and will be honored only if all financial aid has been confirmed and you have remaining funds to cover the expense
  4. Students are required to begin classes, be certified as having attended each class and maintain satisfactory progress of a 2.0 overall GPA, complete 66.67% of all class attempts and not exceed 150% of your program hours, to remain eligible for any federal financial aid. Please visit the Financial Aid calendar for important dates and timelines at http://www.dallas.edu/financialaid/.

Step 4) Securing payment of classes with the business office

  1. Once awarded, you will receive an award notification, indicating the estimated awards and types of aid you are eligible for. If your financial aid awards do not cover the total cost of tuition and fees for the term, you are required to secure payment arrangements prior to the start of classes.
  2. If the awards exceed the total tuition and fee charges for the term, a credit balance check will be issued by the DCC business office. This will occur within 14 calendar days of the award posting to your DCC student account. You will be contacted via Crusader email when your excess credit (refund) check has been processed for pick-up or mail out.
  3. Failure to finalize any financial aid within 72 hours of enrollment or set up a payment plan will result in the un-registration of classes. The plan requires an initial one-time $25 enrollment fee. Full payments can be made by check, cash or credit card online through your student portal or in the office. Please be advised that all payment plan payments must be auto-drafted using a bank account, debit, or credit card. For more information contact the business office at bgillaspie@dallas.edu.

Dallas Christian College is committed to helping students from all financial backgrounds achieve their dreams of gaining a quality education. The primary use of financial aid is to assist students who, without such aid, would be unable to attend DCC. Financial aid may include scholarships, grants, participation awards, loans, and part-time employment, any of which may be awarded singly or in various combinations but the total of which does not exceed the cost of education.

The Financial Aid Office is there to assist you in determining the best sources of aid for your particular situation. If you have any questions, problems, or need additional information, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

All new and continuing students must establish financial need annually in order to receive financial aid.

For full school costs , please see the DCC Catalog.

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DCC offers many scholarships, grants, and participation awards to aid with the cost of tuition.

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To qualify for any of the federal programs, the student must demonstrate financial need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All new and returning students must establish financial need annually in order to receive financial aid. The total expense of an education at DCC includes tuition, room and board (housing and a meal plan), books, and miscellaneous fees or expenses. All first-year traditional students not living at home are required to live on campus and have a meal plan.
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