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Financial Aid Forms

New and continuing students may be requested to submit additional forms and documents each year in order to be awarded financial aid. New students should refer to their preliminary financial aid award letters or other communications from the Office of Financial Aid to determine which documents are necessary. Continuing students should login to Dominican's Financial Aid Portal to verify which forms are needed. Most forms will be requested only after the student successfully submits a FAFSA for the academic year in question. (For additional information on submitting the FAFSA, please visit our FAFSA information page.)

Additionally, please ensure all items submitted to the Office of Financial Aid meet the following requirements:

  1. The forms for the proper academic year are submitted, i.e., only submit a 2018-19 form for the Fall '18, Spring '19, or Summer '19 semesters.
  2. Make certain that no items have been left blank.
  3. Physically sign all forms, digital signatures are not accepted.
  4. Make sure the form is clear and legible. Illegible forms and documents will not be accepted.
  5. If a form requests additional documents to be provided, please attach those additional items to the form.

Financial aid will not be awarded or appear on the student's billing statement until all requested items have been reviewed. Most documents may take up to a maximum of 10 business days to be reviewed and processed.

In order to safeguard student information and that of their families, the Office of Financial Aid will only accept forms dropped off in-person or by mail at: Dominican University of California, ATTN: Office of Financial Aid, 50 Acacia Ave, San Rafael, CA 94901

See the links below for the forms for each academic year:

Submission Deadlines

FAFSA submission is due by March 2nd. If other items are required, please submit those items by the dates listed below. Once all items are received, the Office of Financial Aid may take up to 10 business days to process the forms and create/revise a financial aid award.:

  • June 1 for the first billing statement for Fall
  • November 1 for the first billing statement for Spring
  • April 1 for the first billing statement for Summer

For any forms received after those dates, financial aid may not appear on the next mailed statement, but will appear on the student's online account once processed. However, if documents are not received in a timely fashion before a payment due date, financial aid will not be taken into account and your initial out-of-pocket payments may be greater than anticipated.

Financial Aid Award Guides for 2017 - 2018

For general information about financial aid for the 2017 - 2018 academic year, please see the appropriate award guide: