The value of a Dominican education extends well beyond the college years, meaning making an investment in a Dominican education is one of the most important and worthwhile decisions you and your family will make. Yet, financing education and managing college costs can seem challenging.
The good news is that Dominican students receive significant financial support from a variety of sources including Dominican scholarships and grants, federal and state grants, federal and private loans, work-study, and external agency support.
In fact, more than 75% of students at Dominican receive aid to help manage college costs, and more than 90% of undergraduate first year students receive scholarship or grant aid.
We are here to help! The staff in Dominican's office of Financial Aid endeavors to guide students and families through one of the most complex aspects of college enrollment—managing college costs.
Please read this information carefully and check back before each term as there may be changes which may impact your financial aid, such as changes to federal and state laws and or budgets.
If you are a first-time borrower on or after July 1, 2013, there is a limit on the maximum period of time (measured in academic years) that you can receive Direct Subsidized Loans. This time limit does not apply to Direct Unsubsidized Loans or Direct PLUS Loans. For more information click here.
Congress passed and, on August 9, 2013, President Obama signed into law the Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013. This new law moves all federal student loans, disbursed on or after July 1, 2013, (except Perkins Loan) to a market-based interest rate.
The Smarter Solutions for Students Act:
Learn more about how interest is calculated on your federal student loan by clicking here.
It is the student's responsibility to either enroll or waive coverage by February 22, 2015.
The cost for the Aetna Insurance plan is $2,604. This charge is divided into two semesters: $1,085.00 will be added to the Fall bill and $1,519.00 will be on the Spring bill. This insurance rate equals $217.00 per month.
Medical coverage runs from August 15, 2014 to August 14, 2015. Please refer to the Aetna website for information about coverage during the designated breaks and the summer months.
If you are graduating this term and have borrowed federal student loans, you must complete Loan EXIT Counseling. Go to: studentloans.gov and click on "Exit Counseling" under Tools & Resources in the middle of page. This will only take about 15 minutes to complete and is required if you borrowed federal loans. Please stop by our office if you have questions.
If applying for Financial Aid for the 2015-16 academic year, start thinking about filing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA for 2015-16 is now available. For more information click here.
Priority FAFSA Deadline is March 2nd of every year.
If you have not completed at least 24 units by the end of the Fall 2014 term at Dominican you will need to go to your prior college/high school and have them complete the GPA Verification Worksheet on your behalf.
If you have completed at least 24 units by the end of the Fall 2014 term and you are a California resident, Dominican University will electronically submit your GPA to the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) for competitive Cal Grant consideration.
Please click here to view Cal Grant Application Information.
For more information go to: csac.ca.gov
To create an online account with the California Student Aid Commission click on the URL below:
*In meeting with the requirements of the State of California, Dominican University of California must make passage rates available for graduates of undergraduate programs leading to employment for which passage of a California licensing examination is required. Pass rates for the NCLEX examination can be found on the website of the Board of Registered Nursing by clicking here.
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The Dominican University of California Office of Financial Aid is a member of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) and therefore adheres to NASFAA's Statement of Ethical Principles and Code of Conduct for Institutional Financial Aid Professionals.