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Financial Aid & Scholarships



File at | FAFSA help center: 1-800-433-3243

Below are some helpful links to help you file your 2024-25 FAFSA application:


HEERF Information

CONQuer the cost of attendance with these DC3 Scholarships!

Scholarship Name

Amount Awarded


Presidential Gold$2,000 per year ($1,000 per semester)Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above on a 4.0 scale
Enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours (full time)
Must maintain required GPA and credit hours to qualify for the next semester
Purple Merit$1,000 per year ($500 per semester)Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale
Enrolled in a minimum of 12 credit hours (full time)
Must maintain required GPA and credit hours to qualify for the next semester
Athletic Academic$1,000 per year ($500 per semester)Awarded by the Athletic Department
Activity/AthleticAward amount(s) and requirements will varyAwarded by the Activity Sponsor or Athletic Coach
Includes: Vocal Scholarships, Art Scholarships, E-Sports Scholarships, Athletic Training scholarships and more
Foundation ScholarshipsAward amount(s) and requirements will varyClick here for more information

Six Essential Steps to Financial Aid Success

The Scholarship Application for 2024-2025 is now open!

  1. Apply for a DC3 Scholarship
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    • Gather tax return information from two years prior to the year you are applying for.
    • Go to to create an FSA ID.
    • Fill out the FAFSA form.
    • Apply as soon as possible after October 1st of each year that you will attend.
      • Dodge City Community College School code – 001913
  3. Look at outside scholarship opportunities.
  4. Be ready to respond to any requests from the Financial Aid office immediately. Your ability to respond quickly will help us do our best to help you get approved.
  5. Evaluate whether you will need a Federal Direct Student Loan. If so, contact the Office of Financial Aid.
  6. Review the Dodge City Community College Financial Aid Guidelines, Satisfactory Academic Progress and Rights and Responsibilities.

*Applying for a scholarship does not guarantee the awarding of a scholarship.  Scholarship applications must be re-submitted on a yearly basis.*

Keep in Mind…

We can’t guarantee that you will receive all of the financial aid and/or scholarships needed for your education. However, the Office of Financial Aid is here to assist you throughout the entire process. Find more financial aid details online, or contact our office with questions.

Funds are limited and awarded on a first-come first-served basis.

About Scholarships & Grants

  • In order to be eligible for student financial aid, students must possess a high school diploma or a general educational development (GED) diploma from an approved institution or agency.
  • Scholarship students must maintain a full-time enrollment status of at least 12 credit hours per term.
  • Scholarships are available only during the Fall and Spring semesters.
  • Recipients must be enrolled in an associate degree (AA, AS, AGS, AAS) or technical certificate program.
  • Scholarships are not available to students enrolled only in EDUKAN classes.
  • Students are eligible to apply for a scholarship until completion of a Dodge City Community College Associate Degree (AA, AS, AGS, AAS) or six semesters, whichever is first.
  • Funds are limited. Completion of the scholarship application does not guarantee an award.

Need help with loan repayment?

To help ensure your success, DC3 has teamed up with Solutions at ECMC to answer all of your student loan repayment questions. Solutions is a service of the non-profit organization ECMC and is dedicated to helping students manage educational loans. Their resources are available to you FREE OF CHARGE!

To Contact Solutions at ECMC:

  • Give them a call at 1-877-331-3262 or,
  • visit their website at to connect through email or web chat with one of their counselors.