Financial Aid is categorized into three types: Gift/Grant Aid, Work-Study and Loans.
- Gift/Grant Aid includes federal and state grants and scholarships that do not have to be repaid.
- Work-Study involves an award that must be earned through employment.
- Loans must be repaid with interest.
It is highly recommended that students be completely familiar with the terms and conditions of financial aid received. Unerstanding Financial Aid information can be found at https://www.dcccd.edu/PC/FA/Understand/Pages/default.aspx Brief descriptions of the most common programs are listed on the Paying for College at https://www.dcccd.edu/PC/Pages/default.aspx.For more detailed information, please visit the Web sites listed in the Financial Aid section of this catalog. Since most programs have limited funding, it is important to apply as early as possible each year. A list of processing dates is available on the district Important Dates and Deadlines at https://www.dcccd.edu/pc/fa/Pages/Dates-Deadlines.aspx.