Your decision to attend college is an important one. It's an investment in your future and involves a considerable commitment of time and money. Daytona State College provides a wide variety of quality educational programs at reasonable costs.
Financial Aid is available to help eligible students meet educational expenses. This aid is provided through the federal government, state government, directly from the College, or through private sources and may consist of grants, scholarships, loans, or work.
The Office of Financial Aid Services assists over 12,000 a year and distributes over $69 million dollars through a variety of Federal, State, and local programs in various grants, loans, scholarship, and work, including Bright Futures and Veterans benefits.
Applying for financial aid is not as complicated as you might think. The important thing to remember is to take it one step at a time and plan in advance!
The first step in applying for all forms of financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form is available online, and the quickest way to apply is to visit the website www.fafsa.gov. You must list the Daytona State College federal school code on the application, which is 001475.
The processed document, called a Student Aid Report (SAR), is returned to the applicant indicating eligibility. This SAR is electronically sent to the Daytona State Office of Financial Aid and constitutes the application for all student financial assistance. When the SAR is received, the Financial Aid Office will send verification materials and other necessary forms to the applicant. These forms must be returned to the Office of Financial Aid within 2 weeks of their receipt. You may print the forms required for completion of the financial aid process through links on the Financial Aid home page.
The Financial aid process can be lengthy, you should allow at least 6-8 weeks prior to your enrollment for all paperwork to be finalized. When the process is complete, you will receive a Financial Aid Award Letter in the mail that outlines the type and amount of assistance that you qualify for. Award letters will be sent starting in early April for applicants who have completed the application correctly and provided all required documents. Late applicants will have their applications considered for an award on a rolling basis.
Financial Aid specialists and counselors are available to assist students Monday through Friday in the Daytona campus office, and also at the regional campuses on a convenient basis.
The main office address is:
Daytona Beach Campus
Building 100, Room 104
1200 W. International Speedway Blvd
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Phone: (386) 506-3015
Fax: (386) 506-4442
Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.