The Business Office of the college cannot disburse financial aid awards until the student is enrolled in an eligible program of study as required by the guidelines of each applicable aid program. To select an eligible degree or certificate program, please log on to eConnect and visit My Program of Study. In addition, financial aid awards will not pay to the student's account for disbursement unless each financial aid award has been accepted on eConnect. To accept financial aid awards, students are instructed in the Award Notification e-mail to log on to eConnect to review and activate their awards. Some programs require attendance in all enrolled classes before aid may be released.
In general, aid may be applied to applicable tuition and fees no earlier than ten days prior to the start of classes each semester. Any excess amount of awards, up to $1000, remaining after tuition and fees are paid will be released to eligible students for textbooks and supplies no earlier than ten days prior to the start of classes.
The remainder of unpaid eligible awards, will be released to the student for the semester by the Business Office within 14 days after the certification date of the semester. The Colleges of the Dallas County Community College District (DCCCD) processes and distributes refunds and disbursements (including financial aid funds) with the help of a service called eRefunds, a financial services vendor. eRefunds allows the student to designate how refunds and disbursements are distributed. Selections include, direct deposit into a bank account of the student's choice, a reloadable card or paper check.
Information regarding eRefunds can be found on the DCCCD website.
Continuing students should file a FAFSA online at http://www.fafsa.gov as soon as possible after October 1 of each year to receive aid the next academic year in time for aid to pay registration fees.