J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College’s School Code is 005260.
Students are expected to meet all financial obligations when they become due. DSCTC reserves the right to refuse admission or to terminate any student who fails to promptly meet his/her financial obligations to the College. Tuition and most other fees and expenses are due and payable at the time of registration. All money is handled through the Business Office.
Is Financial Aid Available?
Student financial assistance is available to those students who qualify to receive funds to help cover the cost of attending this institution. The primary purpose of financial aid is to help those students in need of monetary assistance to attend college. However, some financial assistance programs, such as leadership and academic scholarships, are not solely based on financial need of the applicant.
Financial Aid Programs Available
Students' Financial Aid Responsibilities
Students have the responsibility of knowing the requirements of applying for and receiving financial aid. The student must be familiar with the procedures relative to the guidelines affecting financial aid awards and the disbursements. They must also be knowledgeable of the Drake State refund and repayment policies. Click on the Consumer Information Tab for additional information.
J. F. Drake State Community and Technical College believes that every qualified student with the desire to attend the institution should have the opportunity to do so. Thus, financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, and college work study is available to students who meet the qualification criteria for such aid.
Other Financial Aid Resources
Visit any of these sites for a wide range of information related to special services, financial aid tools, scholarships and more. When accessing these sites, use your browser's Back button to return to this page.
View Financial Aid Links & Resources
NOTE to Drake State’s Financial Aid Students: Please log in to your Self Service Banner and review any Outstanding Requirements that must be resolved. If our records indicate that you have Unsatisfied Requirements then we will be unable to continue processing your request for financial assistance.
1. Apply for Federal Financial Aid by going to www.fafsa.gov (Free Application for Federal Student Aid):
2. Satisfy Requirements or Complete Verification Process (if required):
3. Review and Accept Award Offers:
4. Check Student Account for Charges, Authorized Aid, and Refund/Owed Amounts:
Once in the Self Service portal:
Charges, or debits, such as tuition, fees and bookstore charges will display in the top section of the screen. These show up as a positive number. Students may need to scroll down to see the rest of the information contained on this page.
Authorized/Awarded Aid will show up next as a negative number (credit). Further down the page, you should be able to see the difference in Total Charges (debits) and Awarded Aid (credits). If this difference is a positive number, it means you still owe that balance. If this difference is a negative number, this is the credit amount that will be refunded to you. Once you see this negative amount change to a 0, you will know that the Business Office is processing refunds. Students usually see their refund within two weeks after processing begins.
If you do not have financial aid and need to pay a remaining balance owed by credit or debit card, please contact the Business Office. IF YOU HAVE AID AUTHORIZED TO COVER YOUR TUITION AND BOOK CHARGES, YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DO ANYTHING TO MAKE THE AID MOVE OVER TO PAY AS THIS IS AN AUTOMATIC PROCESS.
At the bottom of the Account Detail by Term page is a Statement History link that can be accessed once your refund has been processed. This page will show dates as to when money was moved over to pay and/or refunded back to credit/debit cards if you pre-paid before aid was available.
5. Get Your Refund:
To get your Pell Grant, SEOG and Alabama Student Assistant Grant refund once processing has been completed, the Business Office will issue refunds in the form of paper checks mailed to the student’s residence. If you expected a refund and did not receive one or you have any other issues pertaining to a refund please contact the Business Office (256-551-3106)
6. Get Books for Class:
You may use the on campus bookstore charge procedures to apply books and supplies to your financial aid account. Details of the book charge procedures are available in the Business Office.
7. Class Attendance: