Financial Aid Checklist

File your FAFSA at your earliest opportunity. You can even file your FAFSA before you apply for admission to DMACC. The application is completed for FREE at

Be sure to complete the correct FAFSA for the right academic year!  What term are you attending DMACC?

2016-17 FAFSA 
2017-18 FAFSA 

Within 3-5 days after submitting your FAFSA electronically, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR), confirming the information you reported on your FAFSA. This SAR is normally sent to the email address you provided on the FAFSA. Please review the SAR for accuracy. If changes need to be made, go to, sign in, choose "make a correction," and submit your corrections.

DMACC will receive your FAFSA from the federal government within 7-10 days after it is processed. DMACC will then send you a letter and/or email from DMACC's Financial Aid Office notifying you of any forms or additional information that may be needed. The email will be sent to your DMACC email address, as this will be the primary means the Financial Aid Office will use to communicate with you. You will asked to view your additional “requirements” on the DMACC Web Info System.  The Web Info System is accessed by visiting myDMACC. By accessing myDMACC, you will able to use one password to access the Web Info System, DMACC e-mail, Blackboard, and other special content tailored to you.  Please fill out all forms completely, and return the requested information immediately.

  • Examples of some forms you may be asked to complete include, but are not limited to: Verification Form, Household Resources form, Student or Parent Low Income form. Many of the forms can be completed online at the Financial Aid Forms page.
  • If you are selected for verification, you may be asked to submit a Federal Tax Return Transcript. You can request a copy of your Federal Tax Return Transcript.
  • 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 financial aid award email notifying you when you have a financial aid award ready to view on the Web Info System, accessible through myDMACC. The email will be sent to your DMACC email address. Please log in to myDMACC to access the Web Info System to accept the Financial Aid Terms and Conditions, and accept or decline your financial aid award.  This is an important step that must not be overlooked!

If you need help understanding your financial aid awards, you may always go to the DMACC Financial Aid Office.  You can also find more information about financial aid awards on our webpage.  Finally, "Financing Your Education at DMACC" (PDF) booklet is a valuable resource you may use to learn more about the types of financial aid you may have been offered.



If you are a new student to DMACC and have accepted federal student loans, you will need to complete Loan Entrance Counseling. You may also need to complete the Direct Loan Master Promissory Note.  If you do not complete these two important steps, you will not receive the federal student loan offered to you. If you do not complete these two important steps, you will not receive the federal student loan offered to you. Please see the Entrance Counseling & Master Promissory Note booklet for guidance in completing these requirements.