DAYTONA BEACH, FL (July 10, 2018) - If you're one of many Daytona State College students who was well on your way toward earning an associate degree, but had to put your college DSC urges students to “Come Back” and complete their programseducation on hold for whatever reason, college officials are about to make you an offer you may find hard to refuse.

DSC this week sent letters to more than 3,600 non-returning students dating as far back as 2013 who took classes but did not complete their degrees, offering a one-time only "Come Back to Daytona State" incentive valued at 25 percent off the cost of their in-state tuition for Fall 2018 Semester.

The opportunity is being offered to students who have completed at least 45 credits of coursework within their major and who have not re-enrolled in classes for at least 12 months.

"We know that finances are one of the many obstacles our students face when it comes to completing their college degrees," said DSC President Tom LoBasso "With the help of the Daytona State College Foundation, we have been able to offer this program that, when combined with financial aid, can remove this barrier and make completing their degrees more affordable."

Students who receive the letter and are considering taking advantage of the incentive offer also are encouraged to apply for financial aid as soon as possible by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available online and accessible via the college's website at Students are urged to apply for financial aid as soon as possible, since it takes 4-6 weeks to process the application.

The Come Back to Daytona State Scholarship must be redeemed by Aug. 27.

For more information, please call or email (386) 506-3642,


MORE: Offering more than 100 certificate, associate and bachelor’s degree programs, Daytona State College is the leader in education and workforce training needs of Volusia and Flagler counties and beyond for more than 60 years. The College enrolls nearly 25,000 students a year at its seven instructional sites, with graduates serving in critical fields including healthcare, emergency services/public safety, business, education, hospitality, engineering, technology, digital media, and more. 

Daytona State has been recognized as a leader in higher education numerous times, consistently by U.S. News & World Report, which ranks the College among the Top Tier Best Online Bachelor’s Programs. The U.S. Department of Education’s College Affordability and Transparency Center has ranked DSC among the top 50 most affordable public four-year institutions in the country, with less than half the tuition of the national average. Community College Week, a leading publication in higher education, annually continues to feature the college in its list of Top 100 Associate Degree Producers. And U.S. News & World Report has ranked DSC among its Top Online Bachelor’s Programs for Veterans multiple times.

For enrollment information, visit Admissions’ Frequently Asked Questions page.


Chris Thomes,

Marketing & Communications,

A Member of the Florida College System

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