Financial Aid


About DCAD 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% of all DCAD students receive some form of financial aid, including:

  • federal & private loans
  • institutional and private scholarships
  • federal and state grants
  • college work study
  • or VA Benefits

To apply for aid, stART here.  

Complete your DCAD Admissions Application.

To determine your estimated cost to attend DCAD, see our Net Price Calculator.

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

Check your mail and email for your Financial Aid Award Letter from DCAD.  Award letters are completed within 3-5 business days of receipt of valid Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR).

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


Resources: has videos, downloadable reference guides, and more to help you apply.



College Work Study Application

DIRECT Parent PLUS Loan Application (Information Sheets: How to Apply for DIRECT Parent PLUS Loans and DIRECT Student Loan Entrance Counseling and MPN)

Financial Aid Release Form

Student Loan Adjustment Request


Additional Information:  

Private Loan FAQ

Scholarships for Military Families