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.

IT’S TIME TO RENEW YOUR FAFSA FOR 2019-2020!

ALL AID RECIPIENTS WHO WILL BE ENROLLED IN THE SUMMER 2019 SEMESTER OR BEYOND, SHOULD FILE THEIR 2019/2020 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

 

 To renew your FAFSA, simply log on to https://fafsa.ed.gov. Our office highly recommends using the IRS Data Retrieval option to directly import your 2017 tax information to your application. If you elect not to use the IRS Data Retrieval option, you can still file your FAFSA; however you will have to manually enter your tax information. Additionally, using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool will save you time if you are selected for Verification. 

 Our Federal School Code is 013957.

DEC’s school code is 013957.
Please renew your FAFSA by April 15th, 2019.

As always, please feel free to contact us if you need assistance or have any questions:

 Michael Crosby 

Senior Financial Aid Coordinator

1-800-413-6013 ext 2196

mcrosby@dec.edu

 Kimberly Myers 

Financial Aid Officer

1-800-413-6013 ext 2197

kmyers@dec.edu

FAQs
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+ FAQs

Q: Do all of Douglas Education Center’s programs qualify for financial aid?

A: All of Douglas Education Center’s degree programs qualify for federal and state financial aid. The majority of DEC’s certificate programs qualify for federal aid.

Q: How do I apply for financial aid?

A: You can apply for financial aid online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. DEC’s federal school code is 013957.

Q: What is financial aid?

A: Financial aid consists of grants and loans to help cover the cost of tuition, books, and supplies.

Q: When should I apply for financial aid?

A: You can apply for financial aid at least four weeks prior to your start date but the earlier you apply the better. You do not need to be accepted in order to apply for financial aid.

Q: Why haven’t/When will I receive my Award Letter?

A: Award Letters are generally mailed out 4-6 months prior to your start date. If you need information sooner, we would be happy to provide you an estimate upon request. To receive your Award Letter or an estimate, you must have a valid FAFSA. Please contact your Financial Aid Officer directly for more information regarding the status of your Award Letter and financial aid.

SCHOLARSHIPS
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+ INSTITUTIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

+ NON-INSTITUTIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

The Tom Savini Scholarship for Special Make-Up Effects Students Download Application Here
The “Allegheny Image Factory” Scholarship for George A. Romero’s Filmmaking Program Download Application Here
2019 Three Rivers Desk and Derrick Club Scholarship Download Application Here

+ SCHOLARSHIPS FOR COSMETOLOGY STUDENTS

AACS: Download Application Here
Beauty Schools Directory: Download Application Here
The Joe Francis Haircare Scholarship Foundation: Download Application Here
Keller Cosmetology Scholarship: Download Application Here

+ SCHOLARSHIPS FOR PENNSYLVANIA RESIDENTS

Pennsylvania residents: PASFAA Scholarship Download Application Here
Allegheny and Westmoreland County residents  Download Application Here
Greene County residents Download Application Here
Fayette County residents Download Application Here
Washington County residents Download Application Here
Greater Rostraver Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Link Here
Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Scholarship Link Here
STEALTH SCHOLARSHIP for non-traditional students Link Here

+ OUTSIDE SCHOLARSHIP RESOURCES

Marine Corps Scholarship Link Here
Pittsburgh Metro Area Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Foundation Link Here
EverSpark Autism Awareness Scholarship Link Here
The Sure Oak Scholarship Link Here
Mike Rowe Work Ethic Scholarship Program Link Here
District 12 Tribute to Women Scholarship Download Application Here
Nathaniel B. Preston Scholarship for Lyme Disease Link Here
2018 Three Rivers Desk and Derrick Club Link Here

+ SCHOLARSHIP SEARCH SITES

Scholly Link Here
CareerOneStop Link Here
College Board Link Here
College Net Link Here
Fastweb Link Here
Scholarships Link Here
Scholarship Monkey Link Here

FA RESOURCES
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+ USEFUL WEB SITES

FAFSA on the Web:
www.fafsa.ed.gov
Federal Student Aid
FSA ID and Password
Pennsylvania Higher Education
 Federal Student Loan Program
PA Forward Private Student Loan Program
Student Loan Repayment
Resources for Individuals with Disabilities

+ POST - 911 GI BILL

Veterans Educational Benefits

Douglas Education Center is proud to have all of its programs eligible for Veterans Educational Benefits. Veterans can use their Post – 9/11 GI Bill (Ch. 33) Benefits, Veterans Vocational Rehab (Ch. 31) Benefits, and Survivor’s/Dependents (Ch. 35) Benefits in each of our programs to help cover educational costs.

To apply for your benefits you will need to visit https://benefits.va.gov/gibill/. You can also apply in person by visiting your nearest VA regional office. You can also call 1-888-GI BILL-1 (888-442-4551) to have an application mailed to you.

You will be directed to submit documentation to the school in order for your benefits to be certified.

To see what your benefit rate might be you can visit https://benefits.va.gov/GIBILL/comparison_chart.asp.

For any additional questions:

 

If yourlast name starts with A-K please contact:

Kim Myers

Financial Aid Officer

1-800-413-6013 ext. 2197/724-653-2197

kmyers@dec.edu

 

If yourlast name starts with L-Z please contact:

Michael Crosby

Senior Financial Aid Coordinator

1-800-413-6013 ext. 2196/724-653-2196

mcrosby@dec.edu

+ WILLIAM D FORD FEDERAL DIRECT LOAN PROGRAM

Direct Student and Parent PLUS Loans Link Here
Exit Counseling Link Here

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