Federal Financial Aid

You may be eligible for federal aid from the United States Department of Education if you:

  • Are enrolled in a degree or certificate program

  • Are a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen

  • Have a high school diploma or GED or show ability to benefit from a Dutchess Community College education by earning a qualifying score on a federally approved test administered by Dutchess Community College

  • Demonstrate satisfactory academic progress

  • Are not in default on a Perkins Loan, Stafford Loan, PLUS or SLS Loan at any institution

  • Do not owe a refund of any federal financial aid at any institution

  • Are registered with Selective Service, if required

  • Have never been convicted of a drug-related offense

  • Have completed necessary entrance counseling for first-time borrowers of federal Direct Loan awards



Student Financial Services

Orcutt Student Services Center
Room 202
53 Pendell Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601
Phone (845) 431-8060
Fax (845) 431-8603