To apply for financial aid at the college, applicants must complete the following items in a timely manner. In general, all application materials must be fully completed no later than these deadlines for priority processing.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 October 1.
If you plan to attend for Summer I or Summer II (Summer I and Summer II are combined into one payment period)...
The priority deadline for submitting your FAFSA application is March 1.
Critical Information for College Transfer Applicants:
Transfer students must submit official transcripts from all previous colleges attended. If you have an unevaluated transcript with a print date that is more than three years old, you must submit a new one for evaluation. For those who transfer to DCCCD, all previous college transcripts must be received and evaluated by the deadlines listed above. If you are applying for financial aid, please be prepared to pay tuition and fees until financial aid is evaluated based on your transfer request and eligibility.
- Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applicants should complete information on themselves and their spouses or parents (if applicable) and obtain the appropriate signatures as outlined in the directions for the FAFSA. The FAFSA can be filed with the government processor in one of the following ways:
- By mail: This method will require four to six weeks to receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) or
- By FAFSA On The Web: Submitting the FAFSA to the government processor can be done over the Internet. The address to the Web site is www.fafsa.ed.gov. This method can take less than a week for the government to process, and it is the fastest and easiest way to apply for aid.
- By paper: Paper FAFSA can be requested at the college Financial Aid Office.
Students should take care when selecting additional courses to be transferred toward a Baccalaureate degree. House Bill 1172 allows an institution to charge the equivalent of out of state tuition for credit hours taken beyond the state limits. State limits are:
For students entering public Texas institutions Fall 1999 - Summer 2006 who attempt 45 hours beyond what is required for Baccalaureate degree (120 hours). For students entering Fall 2006 and thereafter who attempt 30 hours beyond the hours required for a Baccalaureate degree. It is recommended that students take minimal hours beyond degree requirements to avoid possible higher tuition charges at the institution to which they are transferring.