Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid provides support and guidance for aid opportunities to enable applicants and current students, along with their families, to make the best choices for both their educational needs and financial well-being.

Services you may expect to receive include financial aid advising on the application process and availability of aid; processing of financial aid scholarships, grants, loans, and work study; and information on where and how to find external sources of financial aid.

The value of a Dominican education extends well beyond the college years and 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 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 University'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. 

Meet the Staff of the Office of Financial Aid.

News and Updates

2020 - 2021 FAFSA

Starting on October 1, 2019, students and their families may begin submitting the FAFSA for the 2020 - 2021 academic year. The FAFSA must be submitted prior to March 2, 2020 in order for the student to be considered for all types of financial aid.

Submit your FAFSA here. Or, for general information, visit our FAFSA Information page.

Code of Conduct

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.