Financial Aid

The DCAD Financial Aid office assists students in applying for all types of financial aid while providing valuable information about payment plans, loan options, external funding sources, and student employment.

Approximately 90 percent of all DCAD students receive some form of financial aid, including:

  • Federal and private loans
  • Institutional and private scholarships
  • Federal and state grants
  • College work-study
  • Veterans Administration (VA) Benefits

To determine your estimated cost to attend DCAD, see our Net Price Calculator.

Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) using DCAD’s Federal School code of 041398.

Check your mail and email for your Financial Aid Award Letter from DCAD. Award letters are completed within 3-5 business days of receipt of valid Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR). If your FAFSA requires corrections or is selected for verification, you will be notified via email and postal mail.

Resources has videos, downloadable reference guides, and more to help you apply.


College Work Study Application
How to Apply for DIRECT Parent PLUS Loans
DIRECT Student Loan Entrance Counseling and MPN
Financial Aid Release Form for Outside Scholarships
Student Loan Adjustment Request
Financial Aid Privacy Waiver (to grant permission to parents or relatives)

Additional Information

Private Loan FAQ
Scholarships for Military Families
Financial Aid Toolkit
Financial Aid Resources from Student Aid