Top 10 Tips

  1. Complete your FAFSA early (by April 1st) for priority processing. The DMACC Title IV code is 004589.
  1. Keep copies of all Financial Aid documents (sent and received) in a designated file.
  1. Include your name and social security number on all documents.
  1. Return documents in a timely manner. The sooner we receive them, the sooner we process them. Keep in mind copies are best; originals may be lost or destroyed.
  1. You can check your Financial Aid status at or call the Financial Aid office at (515) 964-6282 or 1-800-362-2127 (option 1, then 3).
  1. Complete documents thoroughly. More information is better than too little.
  1. Send all Financial Aid documents and correspondence to:
    Des Moines Area Community College
    Attention: Financial Aid Office, Building 1
    2006 S. Ankeny Blvd.
    Ankeny, IA 50023-8995
    FAX # (515) 965-7124 (everything but Promissory Notes)
  1. Update changes (in writing) with Student Records and Financial Aid. Changes may include, but are not limited to: name, address, phone number, Program of Study, and/or number of credits you are taking. These changes need to be made as soon as possible to insure timely processing of your Financial Aid.
  1. Be aware of Important Dates for students (i.e. date tuition and fees are due, last day to drop, etc.). These may also affect your Financial Aid.