We are committed to help students access the grants, scholarships and support they need to be successful in their academic endeavors.  Below you will find some highlighted information and videos to help you through the financial aid process.  Additional resources are available through the navigation menu to the right.  Please contact us for any assistance needed as we are here to help!

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  • Special Circumstances refer to the financial situations (loss of a job, etc.) that justify an aid administrator adjusting data elements in the COA or in the EFC calculation.
  • Unusual Circumstances refer to the conditions that justify an aid administrator making an adjustment to a student’s dependency status based on a unique situation (e.g., human trafficking, refugee or asylee status, parental abandonment, abusive home environment, incarceration), more commonly referred to as a dependency override.


The philosophy of financial aid is to supplement, not replace, what the family can contribute toward educational expenses (such as tuition, books, supplies, and transportation). Students have a responsibility to monitor the status of their Financial Aid progress, submit all documentation on time and adhere to all deadlines posted. Students also have an obligation to be responsible for contributing to a reasonable portion of their educational expenses. However, a lack of funds should not keep a student from obtaining a post-secondary education. The Financial Aid Office at Delta College offers grants, loans, scholarships and student employment for students who demonstrate financial need or scholastic ability.

We hope that this website will be helpful in guiding all applicants through the process. Financial aid will not be available until the first week of the semester, so we advise that you save as much money as possible for some expenses up front.


Our mission is to provide financial assistance to students who would otherwise not be able to attend Delta College. Financial aid programs are administered according to nationally established policy and philosophy of financial aid for education. Financial aid is awarded on the basis of need, scholastic achievement, or promise of academic success.

We stress the importance of early financial planning and timely communication since the financial aid process can be very complicated and often time-consuming. As part of a learning college environment, we take steps to ensure that students understand the financial aid process and the implications of using various types of financial assistance before attending school, while enrolled, and the responsibilities following graduation.

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Apply Now!  Programs Eligible for Financial Aid

Submitting your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Dream Act Application is the first step to receiving Aid. A FAFSA or Dream Act Application must be submitted each academic year. Use our how to apply web page to help guide you through the process of applying, or come to the Delta Connect Center for in-person support.


Learn more about upcoming changes to the 2024-2025 FAFSA and CA Dream Act (CADAA) applications: