Financial Aid

Learn the Steps

Eligibility for Student Financial Aid is determined by individual "Financial Need." Financial need is the difference between the costs of attending college for a period of attendance and the amount a student's family can be expected to contribute from their income and assets.

Check out the Handbook

Read the Financial Aid Student Handbook 

Attend at a cost right for you

Attend DACC at the cost that is right for you and change your current life.

Check it out

Check out the financial aid forms and make sure that your set for your school year at DACC.

Check it out

The student is required to meet the standards listed on the page or eligibility to receive student financial aid will be placed in a Financial Aid SAP WARNING status, a Financial Aid SAP SUSPENSION status, or a Financial Aid SAP PROBATION status.

Check to see if you qualify

The refund period is prior to the first day the class meets or the first two weeks of class for those who meet twelve weeks or longer, or the first week of class for those meeting less than twelve weeks. If a student officially withdraws from a class during the refund period a 100% refund will be issued.

The exception to this policy is when the Department of Education's Federal Refund Policy must be applied to those students whose costs are paid by student financial aid funding.

Important Notice

It is VERY important that students check their DACC student emails since this is the account the financial aid office uses to communicate with the student concerning their account. We will send emails that will instruct you on what is needed for your file, or announce that your awards are ready to view, or the email may have attachments that you need to address. Click here to login to DACC Student email.

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Types of Aid at DACC

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DACC Financial Aid Brochure

This brochure explains the DACC financial aid processes as a "Financial Aid 101" and answers the most common questions the DACC Financial Aid office staff are asked.

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How to apply for Financial Aid

Student Financial Assistance (SFA) at DACC is available in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and part-time employment. About 76% of the DACC student body enrolled in eligible SFA Programs receive some type of Student Financial Assistance (SFA) each year. The most current completed award year of 2019/20 revealed a total of funds disbursed from Federal, State, Institutional, various Agencies in the form of grants, scholarships, waivers and loans to be $7,113,224.00 (Source: Fund Annual Report).

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How to Pay for College

The first step in paying for college is knowing how much college costs. Danville Area Community College is a great place to start due to the cost savings.

Financial Aid Training

Financial Aid and Veteran staff attend yearly ILASFAA Conference, FSA Training. Danville Area Community College holds both NASFAA and ILASFAA memberships for staff training and ASKREGS for questions and resources.

Mailing Address

Danville Area Community College
2000 E. Main St.
Danville, Il 61832
ATTN: Financial Aid Office

Office Fax

Office Fax Number: (217) 443-8268

Office Email:


Provide your printed name and address on all correspondence for accurate access of records/documents.

Do not use your social security number in an e-mail correspondence.

How to contact the financial aid office

Please direct all questions to: Include your DACC Student ID in the email, NOT your social security number.

Other methods of contact include calling 217-443-8891 or stopping by Vermilion Hall, 1st Floor, West Wing, Monday-Friday from 8 AM to 5 PM.

Other methods of contact include:

  • FAX documents to Student Aid Office at: 217.443.8268
  • Mail documents to: DACC, Attention: FAO, 2000 E. Main St., Danville, IL 61832
    • DO NOT have social security numbers showing on the documents, and provide your complete name and student ID on each document sent.
  • Online access to student aid account information is available 24/7. The student logs in to this "self-service" portal using their DACC student email login. Click here to log in to the Student Self Service Portal.
    • For instructions on how to view financial aid and payment information in your Self-Service, click this link.