In general, to be considered eligible to apply for financial aid a student must:
- Be a United States citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
- Be enrolled as at least a half-time student. (Half-time enrollment is a minimum of six credits in coursework leading to a degree or certificate and therefore excludes audited classes.) Fall or Spring Semester enrollment in a program of study abroad which has been approved by Daytona State, will be considered enrolled at the College for the purpose of applying for federal aid.
- Be accepted at Daytona State as a "regular" student. A "regular" student is a student pursuing an AA, AAS, AS, BAS, or BS degree or an approved vocational certificate.
- Be enrolled in an eligible program of study, and be enrolled in courses required by that program. Eligible programs are post-secondary programs which lead to an AA, AAS, AS, BAS, or BS degree or an approved vocational or college credit certificate.
- Be making progress toward completion of courses of study in compliance with Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards.
- Not be in default on a loan or owe a repayment on any previous financial aid received.
- Be registered with the Selective Service if required to do so.
- Have a standard high school diploma or GED. (The offical high school transcript or official GED transcript must be submitted to the Admissions Office. Please check with the Admissions Office regarding the requirements to submit the official high school or GED transcript.)
- Have a valid Social Security Number.
- Sign a statement on educational purpose and a certification statement on overpayment and default. (Both statements are included on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid [FASFA].)
- Have financial need, except for some loan programs.
Be enrolled in an eligible program of study. Eligible programs are post-secondary programs which lead to an AA, AS, AAS, BAS, or BS degree or an approved vocational or college credit certificate.
Be registered with the Selective Service if required to do so.
Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards
Be making progress toward the completion of courses of study in compliance with Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards.
Not be in default on a loan or owe a repayment on any previous financial aid received.
Student Rights and Responsibilities
As consumers, students have a right to:
- Be informed of the correct procedures for applying for aid, cost of attendance, types of aid available, how financial need is determined, criteria for awarding aid, how academic progress is determined, and what must be done to continue receiving aid
- Be informed of the type and amount of assistance the student will receive, and how and when the student will receive the aid
- View the contents of the student's financial aid file, in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
- Know the conditions of any loan.
It is the student's responsibility to:
- Complete application materials correctly and submit them on time
- Read all materials sent from the Financial Aid Office and all agencies awarding aid, read, understand and keep copies of all forms the student signs
- Know and comply with the rules governing the aid received
- Provide additional documentation, verification, corrections and/or any new information the Financial Aid Office requests
- Comply with the provisions of any promissory note and all other agreements signed
- Use financial aid only for expenses related to attending the College
- Maintain satisfactory academic progress
- Notify the Financial Aid Office of any resources not considered during the original need analysis and aid not listed on the award letter
- Keep local and permanent addresses current at the Records Office.