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 FAFSA prior to your last day of enrollment for the semester you desire to begin receiving financial aid, and submit all required financial aid paperwork prior to the end of that semester.
- 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
paperwork on your To-Do List through the MyDaytonaState portal.
- All required financial aid paperwork must be submitted prior to the end of the semester for which the student would like to receive financial aid, and while the student is still enrolled. If required paperwork is submitted after the end of the semester (or after the student is no longer enrolled), the student will not be eligible for financial aid for that semester.
- 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.