Apply For Financial Aid
Students who desire financial assistance toward a full or partial payment of tuition and fees must complete application procedures prior to registration.
The website to complete the packet for financial aid is www.fafsa.ed.gov. Students must list J.F. Drake State Technical College and the Title IV school code (005260) on the application form in order for the institution to receive the Student Aid Report and other appropriate information. Failure to list the college and the code will result in a delay in the processing of the application.
For students who require additional assistance completing the forms or do not have access to the internet, The North Alabama Center for Educational Excellence (NACEE) located on Sparkman Drive in Huntsville, partners with the college to provide additional assistance to our students with this process.
Students must be admitted into a degree or certificate program to be eligible for a Pell Grant or other federal aid. The Student Aid Report and all applicable financial aid forms must be on file in the Financial Aid Office prior to registration. Students may also be required to submit tax returns and other documents to the Financial Aid Officer in order to qualify for aid.
Students with a conditional admission status are not eligible for Pell Grants until their admission status is confirmed. Students admitted with a conditional admission status must be prepared to pay tuition and fees from their own funds. Students registering for mini-mester courses will only receive miscellaneous balance checks based on actual enrollment hours for the first mini-mester term with additional funds being released once the second mini-mester begins.
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