Financial Aid Checklist

​​​​​​​❑ File your FAFSA as early as possible. You can even file your FAFSA before you apply for admission to DMACC. There are two ways that you can complete this; a redesigned fafsa.gov​ website and a mobile app called “myStudentAid” from both Apple App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android).  Both of these ways allow you to complete your Federal FAFSA application completely FREE.

You can use the data retrieval tool​ to electronically bring in your taxes, eliminating errors on your FAFSA.
  

 
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DMACC will receive your FAFSA from the federal government within 7-10 days after it is processed. DMACC will then reach out to you via letter (new students) and email (new and continuing students).  The Financial Aid Office will primarily use your DMACC email address to contact you, so check it often. You will be directed to the Web Info System (accessible through myDMACC) to view your additional “requirements”.

Instructions on Viewing Financial Aid Requirements on the Web Info System

  • If you are selected for verification, you may be asked to submit a signed Federal Tax Return.
  • Your financial aid information will be processed after all forms and information that was requested of you have been submitted to the DMACC Financial Aid Office.


​​❑ You will receive a notification via DMACC email to let you know when you have a financial aid award ready to view on the Web Info System (accessible through myDMACC). Please log in to the Web Info System to accept or decline your financial aid award. This is an important step that must not be overlooked!
 

Instructions to Accepting Your Fina​ncial Aid Award