FINANCIAL AID

Applying for Financial Aid and paying for a college education can be confusing and even stressful for students and parents. At Douglas EducationCenter we understand and want to provide you with as much information as possible concerning financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

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+ USEFUL WEB SITES

U.S. Department of Education: Student Financial Assistance:
Expected Family Contribution Estimator/Financial Aid Calculators:
FAFSA on the Web:
Paying for College:
Veteran’s Benefits Information
(GI Bill, etc.)
Pennsylvania Higher Education Assistance Agency/American Education Services (PHEAA):
Scholarship Search:
Loan Repayment
www.aessuccess.org
studentaid.ed.gov
Resources for Individuals with Disabilities

+ POST - 911 GI BILL

The Department of Veterans Affairs has made funds available for Veteran students who are still awaiting their education benefit claim to be processed. Eligible veterans can receive up to a $3000 advance, which will be recouped from future benefit payments. If you are a student who applied for one of VA’s education programs and have not yet received your monthly benefit payment for the Fall 2009 term, you can request a one-time advance payment at your local VA Regional Office or through VA’s website, www.va.gov.
 
Douglas Education Center administers a variety of assistance programs to help students finance their education when their own family’s resources are inadequate for this purpose. It is a fundamental principle of financial aid, however, that the student’s first resource must be his/her own earning capacity, followed by income and assets of his/her immediate family.


To enable the financial aid officer to make a proper judgment as to the amount and kind of assistance for which the student is eligible, a student must submit all necessary documentation which will indicate the amounts and sources of income received. Generally, the year for which the documentation is needed is the prior year.


Due to filing deadlines and processing time, Douglas encourages applying at least four (4) weeks in advance of the enrollment date. Applications for federal and state aid programs are available in the Financial Aid Office (Room 100) or by contacting the Director of Financial Aid at (724) 684-DOUG.


It is important for your successful start to DEC that you attend Orientation. You will gain a greater understanding of the school, its programs and your options whilst here. During Orientation you will:

  • Get Picture Taken For Student ID
  • Receive Class Schedules
  • Meet Departments
  • Learn About Available Student Resources
  • Tour Campus / Classrooms
  • Get Books / Materials
  • Make Friends
  • And More!

+ FORMS

Federal Aid Tools and Resources Link Here
College Preparation Check List Download Here
Family Educational Right and Privacy Act (FERPA) Form Download Here

+ WILLIAM D FORD FEDERAL DIRECT LOAN PROGRAM

+ INSTITUTIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

“IDEA” Inspiration and Dedication to Excellence Award Download Application Here
DEC “Star” Scholarship for Cosmetlogy Students Download Application Here
Tammy Savage Scholarship Download Application Here

+ NON-INSTITUTIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

The Tom Savini Scholarship for Special Make-Up Effects Students Download Application Here
Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Download Application Here
Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Download Application Here
Andrew Imbrescia Memorial Video Contest Scholarship Download Application Here
STEALTH SCHOLARSHIP for non-traditional students Download Application Here
Fay – Penn Workforce Development Scholarship Download Application Here
PASFAA Scholarship Download Application Here
Scholarship Search Link Here
Marine Corps Scholarship Link Here
Pittsburgh Metro Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation Scholarship Download Application Here
Rehoboth Beach Film Society | MORRIS AND ROSLYN
FIERBERG STUDENT FILM AWARD Program
Download Application Here
2017 Tribute to Women Scholarship Download Application Here
EverSpark Autism Awareness Scholarship Information Here
Nathaniel B. Preston Scholarship for Lyme Disease Information Here

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