Applying for Financial Aid

To apply for federal student aid, you will need to apply completing an online Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application. The FAFSA can be completed by visiting In order to log in, you will need to create an FSA ID. If you are a dependent student, you must also have an FSA ID for at least one parent. For a better understanding on how federal student aid works, please view the following links and tutorials:

FAFSA Overview

What You Will Need to File Your FAFSA

7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA

How to File Your FAFSA

Where to Obtain Verification Forms

Financial Aid Awards Offered

How to Check Your Financial Aid Status

Please note:

  • The FAFSA web address is
  • DSLCC’s Federal School Code is 004996, you will need this while filing your FAFSA.
  • DSLCC’s FAFSA Priority Deadline is March 1. You may still file your FAFSA after our priority deadline; however, grant availability may be limited.

Additional Aid / Financial Aid Alternatives