After you have applied for financial aid, you may receive notification from the Financial Aid Office requesting that you submit one or more forms to the Financial Aid Office. You can identify the forms you are required to complete by reviewing the e-mail/letter sent to you by the Financial Aid Office, or by accessing “View Financial Aid Requirements” on the Web Info System. For your convenience, DMACC provides many the required financial aid forms electronically. In the rare case you will be required to submit a paper form, you will find them at the bottom of this webpage. Submit only those forms requested by the Financial Aid Office.
When to Complete the Forms
We recommend completing all requested forms immediately after you receive the request from the Financial Aid Office. If you delay or fail to submit the requested form(s), you will not receive an award offer in a timely manner and you may jeopardize your eligibility for an award.
After the Financial Aid Office receives all of the requested financial aid forms your FAFSA information will be reviewed. Processing the forms you submit may take up to two weeks. If during processing we discover that you must complete additional forms it may take two weeks or longer before an offer of financial aid is made to you.
How You Will Receive Your Award
You will receive an award offer electronically to your DMACC e-mail address. It is very important that you check your DMACC e-mail address on a routine basis as this will be the primary method used to contact you.
Using Electronic Forms
Once you start to complete an online form, you must finish it. You will not be permitted to save and continue it at a later time. To cancel a submitted form, email the Financial Aid Office at email@example.com.
When completing the forms electronically, you (and your parent, if applicable) will be asked to provide your electronic signature. By utilizing the electronic service, you agree your electronic signature is the legal equivalent of your manual/handwritten signature. You consent to the legally binding terms and conditions of the electronic forms you submit to the Financial Aid Office.
By selecting to submit an electronic form, you specifically agree to receive, obtain, and/or submit any and all DMACC documents and information electronically. These documents and information will be collectively known as "Electronic Communications," and will include, but not be limited to, any and all current and future required notices and/or disclosures concerning Federal Title IV, State, institutional financial aid, as well as such documents, statements, data, records and other communications regarding your Financial Aid Award. You are acknowledging that you are able to use email and are able to retain Electronic Communications by printing and/or downloading and saving this Agreement and any other agreements, Electronic Communications, documents, or records that are signed using your E-Signature. You accept Electronic Communications provided via email as reasonable and proper notice for the purpose of fulfilling any and all rules and regulations, and agree that such Electronic Communications fully satisfy any requirement that communications be provided to you in writing or in a form that you may keep.
Please e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you do not want to or cannot successfully submit the requested forms.
Please e-mail us at
email@example.com if you do not want to or cannot successfully submit the requested forms.
If you purposely give false information, your case will be referred to the U.S. Department of Education's Inspector General's Office for investigation.
Mailing address: Des Moines Area Community College, Attn: Financial Aid, 2006 South Ankeny Blvd., Ankeny, Iowa 50023. Telephone: 1-800-362-2127, ext. 6282.