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Financial Aid Services

Your decision to attend college is an important one. It's an investment in your future and involves a considerable commitment of time and money. Daytona State College provides a wide variety of quality educational programs at reasonable costs.

Financial Aid is available to help eligible students meet educational expenses. This aid is provided through the federal government, state government, directly from the College, or through private sources and may consist of grants, scholarships, loans or work.

The Office of Financial Aid Services assists over 12,000 students a year and distributes over $60 million through a variety of Federal, State and local programs in various grants, loans, scholarships and work, including Bright Futures and Veterans benefits.

Applying for financial aid is not as complicated as you might think. The important thing to remember is to take it one step at a time and plan in advance!

The first step in applying for all forms of financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This form is available online, and the quickest way to apply is to visit the website www.fafsa.gov. You must list the Daytona State College federal school code on the application, which is 001475.

The processed document, called a Student Aid Report (SAR), is electronically sent to the Daytona State Office of Financial Aid Services and constitutes the application for all student financial assistance. When the SAR is received, the Financial Aid Office will post any outstanding verification documents and other necessary forms on the portal for the applicant (on the Daytona State College home page, click on the MyDaytonaState link to access the portal). Any outstanding documents must be returned to the Office of Financial Aid Services as soon as possible. Many of these outstanding documents can be completed on-line and electronically sent to the Financial Aid Services Office.

The financial aid process can be lengthy; you should allow at least 4-6 weeks prior to your enrollment for all paperwork to be finalized. When the process is complete, you will receive an email at your Daytona State email address on how to access your financial aid award on the MyDaytonaState portal (on the Daytona State home page, click on the MyDaytonaState link). Late applicants will have their applications considered for an award on a rolling basis.

Financial Aid specialists and counselors are available to assist students Monday through Friday in the Daytona campus office, and also at the regional campuses on a convenient basis.

The main office address is:

Daytona Beach Campus

Building 100, Room 104

1200 W. International Speedway Blvd

Daytona Beach, FL 32114

Phone: (386) 506-3015

Fax: (386) 506-4442

Email: financialaid@DaytonaState.edu

Office Hours:

Monday-Thursday: 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m.

Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. (During summer hours, Friday 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.)