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.