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DEC Donates to Local Charities

      Thursday, Dec. 13, 2019 'Tis the season for giving! As the holidays approached, representatives from two prominent local charities visited Douglas Education Center (DEC) and were presented with a generous donation to help them help others in need this time of year. Capt. Susan Thwaite, Corps...

Flicker Web Series Launched

    Douglas Education Center students of both George A. Romero’s Filmmaking Program and Tom Savini’s Special Make-Up Effects Program are working together with industry pros on a new web series launched in October by horror media outfit Bloody Disgusting. The series is called Flicker and aims...

Understanding Title IX and Reporting Incidents at Douglas Education Center

Under Title IX of the Education Amendments schools are prohibited from gender discrimination in any federally funded education program or activity. Additionally, Title IX is also used to protect students from incidents of sexual abuse, assault and harassment while on campus. At Douglas Education Center students...

Protecting your privacy when applying for financial aid

Protecting your privacy online is a hot topic these days. It is more important than ever before to safeguard your personal information while using social websites to prevent your information from being sold and then eventually used against you. When applying for financial aid, you’re already...

Do what you love

As the saying goes, “If you choose a job you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.” Douglas Education Center Cosmetology Academy graduate Gina Mosco can definitely attest to that. “I think I’m so lucky that I found something that I love because I...

How do I cover my housing with financial aid?

Whether you are a student, parent or adult student looking to go to school you’ll need to prepare yourself. Sometimes the best way to prepare yourself is with a checklist to make sure you don’t leave anything out. Preparing for financial aid with a checklist can...

When should you renew your FAFSA?

Did you know that your financial aid eligibility might expire before the end of your program? Your financial aid only lasts for an award year until you have to renew it. Typically, an award year is the same length of time as your academic year, or...

What are scholarships and how do you get them?

Scholarships are gift-money that can be used towards your direct educational costs as well as your additional costs that can include living expenses, additional supplies, and housing. Scholarships do not need to be repaid. There are thousands of scholarships available to students offered by schools, employers,...

Financial Aid FAQ’s

Applying for financial aid can be a daunting and intimidating process, especially if you've never done it before. Here are some FAQ's that might help you get started. Q: How do I know if I qualify for financial aid? A: If you’ve completed a FAFSA (Free Application...

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