Financial Aid



The DCAD Financial Aid Office assists students in applying for all types of financial aid while providing valuable information about payment plans, loan options, external funding sources and student employment. Approximately 90 percent of DCAD students receive some form of financial aid, including federal and private loans, institutional and private scholarships, federal and state grants, college work study or VA benefits like the GI Bill. Students with unusual financial circumstances are encouraged to email DCAD’s Financial Aid Office.

Do you need financial aid?


StART here:


1. Complete your DCAD Admissions Application.


2. Use DCAD’s Net Price Calculator to determine your anticipated cost to attend.


3. Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using DCAD’s Federal School code of 041398.


4. Check your email for your Financial Aid Award Letter.

· Award letters are completed within 3-5 business days of receipt of a valid Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR). They are sent via both email and postal mail.

· If your FAFSA requires corrections, you will be notified via email.

· If your FAFSA is selected for verification, you will be notified via email and postal mail.