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Financial Aid FAQ


  1. What is the federal code number for Daytona State College?
  2. What is the application process to receive grants and loans?
  3. Can I defer my bill if I have financial aid?
  4. How can I find a work study job?
  5. If I am not eligible for a Pell Grant, do I qualify for other types of aid?
  6. How do I apply for a scholarship?
  7. How will I know what information is necessary to complete my award?
  8. When is the financial aid disbursed?
  9. Can I use my aid to buy books?
  10. What do I do if my income changes?
  11. Where do I go to learn about scholarships?

1. What is the federal code number for Daytona State College?

The federal code number is 001475.

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2. What is the application process to receive grants and loans?

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Indicate that you are planning to attend Daytona State in "Step Six" of the FAFSA. This application is required to determine eligibility for all sources of federal and state financial aid. The web address is www.fafsa.ed.gov. FAFSA worksheets are available in the Financial Aid Office on the Daytona Beach Campus and on branch campuses. Area high schools also have supplies of FAFSAs. The FAFSA should be completed at least 4-6 weeks prior to the beginning of the semester.

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3. Can I defer my bill if I have financial aid?

Students with a completed financial aid award will be allowed to defer payment of the tuition bill. Loans can be used to defer the tuition bill only after the promissory note is completed. Students whose aid award is not yet completed are eligible to receive a Bridge Loan to defer payment.

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4. How can I find a work study job?

Students with remaining financial need may also be eligible for a federal or institutional work study position. A student is notified of FWS eligibility by receiving a Financial Aid Award letter from the Financial Aid Office. After receiving notification of FWS eligibility, the student should contact the Student Employment Office to inquire about available job placements. The Student Employment Office will inform the student of positions that are available and qualifications for the positions. Once the student has selected a position of interest, the student will arrange an interview with the prospective employer (supervisor.) If selected for employment, (there is no guarantee of employment) the student and supervisor will arrange a work schedule that accommodates the student's class schedule. (Most students work an average of 20 hours per week.) The supervisor will give the student a job description and will discuss the responsibilities of the position. Each pay period, the supervisor will sign the student's time sheet to certify that the student performed the assigned duties satisfactorily. Additional information on FWS placement is available from the Student Employment Office, located in Building 100, Room 104, on the Daytona Beach Campus.

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5. If I am not eligible for a Pell Grant, do I qualify for other types of aid?

When the FAFSA is received students will be reviewed for eligibility for all grants first, as well as loans. Subsidized students loans are available to students with financial need, and unsubsidized loans are available to students who do not demonstrate need. In additional Parent PLUS loans and Alternative credit worthy loans are also available to qualified parents and students.

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6. How do I apply for a scholarship?

Many times scholarships are the difference between whether or not a person is able to complete a college education. At Daytona State you’ll find many resources that can help you in your scholarship search. Scholarships are awarded each semester. The Daytona State College Foundation Donor Scholarships home page, is where you go to apply.

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7. How will I know what information is necessary to complete my award?

All information with regard to the forms and income verification needed are listed on the FalconNet account. The Federal Department of Education selects about 1/3 of the applicants for a verification process that requires the college to review tax returns and other income documents to support the data on the FAFSA. Other students may also be asked to complete the verification process if there are any apparent discrepancies on the application.

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8. When is the financial aid disbursed?

Typically student loans are disbursed 2-3 weeks after the start of the semester, with grants being disbursed 3-4 weeks after the start of the semester. Enrollment verification is required for each class prior to disbursement.

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9. Can I use my aid to buy books?

Students who have an approved financial aid award prior to the start of classes will be able to obtain a book voucher (advance of excess financial aid) to assist in the purchase of books. Book Loans are also available to students at the Office of Student Accounts.

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10. What do I do if my income changes?

If there is a substantial change to the student/family income during the current calendar year, this information may be used to revise the income data originally used when the FAFSA was completed. The reasons for these "special condition" updates are limited and require complete documentation.

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11. Where do I go to learn about scholarships?

The Daytona State College Foundation offers many scholarships to students each semester. The application for all scholarships is done online and must be done each semester during the application period. Please go to the scholarship website to see the application date for the current semester.

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For more information contact Financial Aid: financialaid@daytonastate.edu

Last Updated: 1/9/14