How Do I Apply?

How Do I Apply?

How Do I Apply?

The Five-Minute FAFSA Video

Created by FastWeb, the Five-Minute FAFSA Video is a quick and entertaining introduction to completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Submit a FAFSA to apply for grants, loans and work-study positions from the federal government as well as state and school-based financial aid.

Mastering the FAFSA in Seven Simple Steps

Mastering the FAFSA in Seven Simple StepsSeven Easy Steps to the FAFSA: A Student's Guide to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid gives you the information you need to complete the FAFSA with lightning speed and receive the financial aid you need to attend DCTC.


Steps in Financial Aid Process

1. Apply for a Federal Student Aid PIN.

The PIN is a Personal Identification Number that serves as your electronic signature when applying online for federal student aid. A PIN is not needed to fill out and submit a FAFSA, but using a PIN is the quickest way to sign your application.Both a dependent student and at least one parent need a PIN.

Your PIN serves a number of important purposes:

2. Complete federal tax returns if required.


3. Assemble student as well as parent or spouse income and asset data.


4. Download, print and fill out a FAFSA on the Web Worksheet before entering info online.


5. Visit FAFSA on the Web and fill out the online application.

  • If you do not have Internet access, please call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 1-800-433-3243 or 1-319-337-5665 to request a hard copy of the FAFSA application.

Contact Information

Students with questions regarding financial aid should contact their Enrollment Advisor in the Enrollment Services Office.

General Financial Aid Questions?

  • Enrollment Services Financial Aid Help Desk
    Toll Free: 877-937-3282 ext.299
    Fax: 651-423-8779


  • Room 2–210

Enrollment Services Hours

  • Monday – Friday
    8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday