Admissions and Financial Aid
3507 Founders Hall
Mon-Thu: 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Fri: 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(Closed Fridays May 24-Aug. 16)
Follow these easy steps to apply
Step 1: Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It's not hard, but if you need help, make an appointment with one of the Colleges financial aid advisors.
Step 2: Be sure to list Delaware County Community College’s code on your FAFSA: 007110.
Step 3: After submitting your FAFSA, you should receive a follow-up e-mail from the U.S. Department of Education. Follow the directions to see if your Student Aid Report (SAR) needs corrections. If so, make them and resubmit as soon as possible. Review the report carefully.
Step 4: You may also receive a separate but equally important communication from PHEAA. This information applies to state financial aid, not the federal programs.
Step 5: Additional documentation may be requested by the College if you are selected for what is called “verification.” You should respond immediately in order to minimize any delay in the process.
Step 6: Within 3-6 weeks, you will receive notice from the College, or you may check your financial aid status through delaGATE.
If you wish, you may make an appointment to meet with one of our Financial Aid advisors. Appointments are available at several locations in both Delaware and Chester Counties. Ask for an appointment at the location closest to you!
How is financial aid eligibility determined?
A student’s “need” for financial assistance is considered to be the difference between what the student and student’s family can pay and the total cost of the academic year in college.
The Financial Aid Office carefully analyzes a student’s need to find the most advantageous way to award a combination of grants, loans and work programs that will enable students to attend the College.