How and When to Apply
The best time for you to apply for financial aid is during January or February preceding the academic year that you plan to attend. So try and get your taxes done early so you can file your FAFSA on time. You may apply for financial aid by completing and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You may submit a FAFSA several ways:
through the Internet by using FAFSA on the Web.
by mailing a paper FAFSA.
FAFSA on the Web
FAFSA on the Web is a free U.S. Department of Education web site where you can complete a FAFSA online and submit it via the Internet. You can use FAFSA on the Web on a personal computer (PC) or a Macintosh that is equipped with a supported browser. The address is www.fafsa.ed.gov. Processing will take one to two weeks.
Applying by mail
If you would like to apply by mailing a paper FAFSA, you may obtain an application from your high school or DCC, or by contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-4FED-AID. Processing will take approximately three to four weeks.
Priority Filing Dates
To be assured of notification of financial aid eligibility before the beginning of the fall semester classes, the College recommends that students apply by June 1. Students and parents are encouraged to complete all application forms by the College's priority filing dates to be fully considered for all federal, state, and institutional financial aid. Late applications are accepted after the priority filing dates but funding is not guaranteed. Likewise, students and parents who experience a change in their financial situation and then wish to apply for financial aid after the priority date may still do so. Institutional assistance will be awarded based on availability of funds. All other documents requested by the office should also be submitted no later than July 15 to ensure timely notification of the student's eligibility for financial aid for fall semester.
FAFSA Federal School Code — 003758
Priority Filing Date:
Note: The FAFSA cannot be filed until after January 1.
Students must apply for financial aid every year
Students must reapply for financial aid every year by the priority filing date. Eligibility for all financial aid awarded through the Office of Student Financial Services is reviewed annually. The amount of financial aid may vary from year to year, depending on the student's continued demonstrated financial need and all other eligibility requirements.
Financial Aid Office
1008 South Main Street
Danville, VA 24541