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4 College Senior

Tuition & Financial Aid: I think the value of education you get at DCCC is absolutely worth the tuition paid. I'm extremely glad I didn't start at a four year university- you literally save tens of thousands of dollars by doing your first two years at a community college instead. It's honestly unfathomable to me how people can look over starting at CC in favor of starting at a university, but you know, do you. I haven't had any bad experiences with the financial aid office but I know of people who have.

My tips for financial aid- FILL OUT YOUR FAFSA every single year and on time. Apply for scholarships, DCCC has a LOT of scholarships. If you can get into the honors society, Phi Theta Kappa, do it. They have a lot of scholarships too. Getting involved will help you get scholarship money, and talk to your professors and try to take them again for a different class if you like them- cultivating a relationship with professors will give you someone to ask for a letter of recommendation for a scholarship. Apply for the Pennsylvania State Grant every year as well. Also, keep your patience while talking to the Fin. Aid office- it can be frustrating, but losing your cool with them could make them less likely to want to help you out. Also, don't be afraid to take out loans if you have to. Just think about how much less debt you're going into here then at a big university. I know people who've really sacrificed their grades and their success working their butt off at their jobs to pay for classes, which at that point made itself not even worth it because they were failing their classes and hated being at school.

There are workshops on campus about scholarships, financial aid, and how to pay for college, so look out for those-they are also a really helpful source of information on paying for college.

3 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: It's a community college so it's cheap, which is nice I guess.

5 College Student

Tuition & Financial Aid: Great buck for your money. Cheaper than most community around.

3 College Junior

Tuition & Financial Aid: They didn't really specify that my area was a non-sponsored school, so I ended up paying a bit more than expected.

3 College Freshman

Tuition & Financial Aid: I don't understand why they say you get two years free, when I'm stuck paying out of my pocket. I didn't get no financial aid or the seed scholarship!


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Have you come across any unexpected extra fees associated with going to school here?    Based on 77 responses

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  • 42% There were a few minor fees.
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