Financial Aid & Scholarships
Low tuition and financial aid make a DCC education affordable, accessible, and a great value.
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Debt-Free College Is Possible
More than 65% of DCC students graduate with no student-loan debt. Our Student Financial Services team can guide you through the aid process. We’ll point you to grants, scholarships, and loans as needed.
Use financial aid to pay tuition, fees and other college costs. Some students receive aid to cover living and personal expenses, too.
All types of aid come with responsibilities. Attend classes, maintain your grades and meet other requirements to stay eligible for aid.
Types of Financial Aid
Learn about different kinds of aid, see available scholarships, and get ready to apply.
Apply for Aid With the FAFSA
Ready to see what’s possible? Complete the FAFSA, the free online form used by colleges to determine your financial need and aid eligibility.
When to Apply for Aid
Complete your federal FAFSA starting October 1. Apply for other aid as early as you can. Your financial aid is based on need, eligibility and available funds. Learn more about applying for aid.
New York’s Excelsior Scholarships cover tuition for full-time students from families earning up to $125,000 per year. They’re a great opportunity.
Like other scholarships, they don’t require repayment as long as you follow all their guidelines. Be sure you understand the rules—Excelsior Scholarships convert to loans if you move out of state immediately after graduation.
More Financial Aid Resources
Get details on aid requirements, find answers to common questions, and learn about managing your money.
Are You Parenting Young Children?
DCC’s Louis Greenspan Day Care Center offers onsite childcare.
Student Financial Services
8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday-Friday
Phone: (845) 431-8060
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601