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Financial Aid > Step-By-Step


Step One - Apply for an institutional scholarship by utilizing the Dodge City Community College Scholarship Application.  Deadline is April 30th for the fall semester

Step Two – Apply for the US Department of Education student financial aid programs utilizing the online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

  • Go to
  • Utilizing last year's federal tax return information, complete and submit the online form
  • The FAFSA must be completed as soon as possible after January 1st each year for the following fall semester
  • The Federal deadline is June 30th of the award year of the application.....don't wait that long
  • The results of your application may be available to the Financial Aid Office in 5 to 7 business days

Step Three – Reply to requests for additional information from the Financial Aid Office immediately.

  • The Financial Aid Office will not request information/documentation that it does not need
  • Federal Work-Study and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant funds are limited

Step Four – If you need additional funds for your education, apply for a Federal Direct Student Loan

  • The FAFSA process determines your eligibility for participation in the Federal Direct Loan Program, but that is not all
  • You must complete an online application to participate
  • Step 1: Go to
  • Step 2: Sign in with your PIN that you used to sign your FAFSA.
  • Step 3: Click on the “Complete Entrance Counseling” link and navigate through the counseling.
  • Step 4: Complete the Master Promissory Note
  • Step 5: Complete the Student Loan Data form and return it to the financial aid office
  • Request Federal Direct Loan Program information from the Financial Aid Office

Step Five – Review the General Information & Procedures and the Satisfactory Academic Progress information on the DCCC Financial Aid website.

Step Six – Contact the Financial Aid Office if you have questions

Step Seven – Explore other outside scholarship opportunities such as: