Applying for financial aid is not as complicated as you may think! The important thing to remember is to take it one step at a time. The process consists of completing the appropriate applications and submitting requested documentation to Financial Aid Services. To be considered for financial aid at Daytona State College, a student must do the following:
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Indicate that you are planning to attend Daytona State College in "Step Six" of the FAFSA. Daytona State College's Title IV School Code is 001475. This application is required to determine eligibility for all sources of federal financial aid. You can complete the FAFSA on the web at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov (or use the link below). FAFSA on the Web worksheets are available in the Financial Aid Services Office on the Daytona Beach Campus and on branch campuses. Area high schools also usually have supplies of the FAFSA on the Web worksheets. The FAFSA on the Web worksheet allows you to review and complete the questions before entering your information online. The questions are listed in the same order as they appear on the web. The FAFSA should be completed at least five weeks prior to the beginning of the semester.
Each academic year (fall, spring, and summer), the FAFSA application must be received by the federal processing agency no later than June 30. A completed FAFSA is good for the entire academic year which begins in fall and ends in summer. Make sure you complete the correctDaytona State College must have your correct, completed FAFSA prior to your last day of enrollment for the semester you desire to begin receiving financial aid.
- If you have already filed your tax return when you are completing the FAFSA on the web, use the IRS Data Retrieval Process to transfer your IRS tax return information into your FAFSA. If your tax return was not filed at the time you completed your FAFSA, you can later update your FAFSA to transfer your IRS tax return information into your FAFSA.
- If you did not use the IRS Data Retrieval Process to transfer your IRS tax return information into your FAFSA, and you are selected for verification, you may be required to submit your IRS Tax Return Transcript to Financial Aid Services as well as a completed verification worksheet, and any other requested documents. Dependent students must also submit their parents' prior year IRS Tax Return Transcript. Verification is the required federal process of checking the accuracy of the information supplied on the FAFSA. Selection is based on guidelines set up by the Department of Education. If selected for verification, Financial Aid Services will send an email to your FalconMail regarding what additional information must be submitted. You can check the status of outstanding and received paperwork through Financial Aid Document Tracking on FalconNet.
- All students who have completed the FAFSA are required to complete the Financial Aid 101 Seminar. You can complete the Financial Aid 101 Seminar on the Daytona State portal.
- After logging in, click on FalconNet (on the menu at the top);
- Then click on Financial Aid (on the menu on the left);
- Then click on Financial Aid 101 (on the menu on the left)
- Once the fall semester has started, financial aid files will only be reviewed and financial aid awards made for students who are registered for one of the college's semesters.