Grants

A completed financial aid application is required for all need-based grant assistance. Applying for aid is straightforward: the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after October 1 of each year. Adult Degree Completion Program students and Graduate students must also complete the ADC/Grad application for financial aid.

The table below lists priority deadlines for each form of grant assistance; it is advisable to apply in time to meet the earliest deadline for any form of grant for which you may potentially qualify.  

Students who are eligible for Pell or Cal Grants will receive their disbursement after the add/drop registration period.  All other financial aid will be disbursed during the first week of classes assuming the student is enrolled in the correct number of units.  Summer disbursement occurs at the end of June.

Dominican Grant

  • Who is it for? Undergraduate Day First-Year Students and Transfers
  • Criteria: Full-time enrollment and demonstrated need
  • Deadlines to Apply: March 2 priority consideration
  • Disbursement Date: The first week of the Fall and Spring terms
  • Maximum Time Frame: Four-years for entering first-time, first-year students; three-years for transfer students

Dominican Graduate scholarships

  • Who is it for? Specific Masters programs - visit our Graduate scholarships page for more information.
  • Criteria: Awarded by Admissions based on last 60 units earned.
  • Deadlines to Apply:  Fall admission: June 15 / Spring admission: November 15.
  • Disbursement Date: The first week of the Fall and Spring terms and the end of June for Summer 

Adult Degree Completion (ADC) Scholarship

  • Who is it for? Adult Degree Completion students on the San Rafael campus
  • Criteria: At least half-time enrollment (6 units/semester)
  • Deadlines to Apply: Rolling
  • Disbursement Date: The first week of the Fall and Spring terms and the end of June for Summer

Bay Area Transfer Grant

  • Who is it for? Undergraduate Day Program Transfer Students
  • Criteria: Full-time enrollment and must have directly transferred from College of Marin, Santa Rose Junior College, Napa Valley College, Diablo Valley College, or Solano Community College
  • Amount: $2,000 annual grant
  • Deadlines to Apply: Rolling
  • Disbursement Date: The first week of the Fall and Spring terms

Federal Pell Grant

  • Who is it for? All Undergraduates
  • Criteria: Annual eligibility
  • Deadlines to Apply: Rolling
  • Disbursement Date: After the last day to add/drop a class for the Fall and Spring terms and end of June for Summer
  • Maximum Time Frame: Twelve semesters or the equivalent

Federal SEOG

  • Who is it for? All Undergraduates
  • Criteria: Pell eligible; at least half-time enrollment
  • Deadlines to Apply: March 2 priority consideration
  • Disbursement Date: The first week of the Fall and Spring terms and the end of June for Summer

CAL Grants

  • Who is it for? All Undergraduates
  • Criteria: California state program eligibility
  • Deadlines to Apply: March 2  (for more information, please visit csac.ca.gov)
  • Disbursement Date: After the last day to add/drop a class for the Fall and Spring terms and the end of June for Summer
  • Maximum Time Frame: Four-years for first-time, full-time freshmen and pro-rated after first year based on units completed when first awarded

Note for Cal Grant B: As a Cal Grant B recipient, the California Student Aid Commission requests that Dominican University of California obtain written permission to credit Cal Grant B Access funds to the recipient's account. The recipient has the ability to rescind this authorization prior to the disbursement of funds and receive the Cal Grant B Access funds directly. As a result of a completed Authorization Form, Cal Grant B Access funds will be credited to the recipient's account or released directly to the recipient once the award has been confirmed.

Cal Grant B Access Authorization Form

TEACH Grant

  • Who is it for? Undergraduates who intend to pursue a career teaching in elementary or secondary school and Graduates in the MSED or a teaching credential program.
  • Criteria: Must meet additional federal eligibility requirements.  This grant has a service obligation and it will become a loan if obligation is not met. 
  • To complete TEACH Grant Entrance Counseling and the Service Obligation Agreement, please go to: teach-ats.ed.gov/ats/index.action
  • More Information: Please meet with a Financial Aid Advisor or view the TEACH Grant Fact Sheet PDF.
  • Deadlines to Apply: Rolling
  • Disbursement Date: After the Entrance Counseling and Service Obligation Agreement has been completed but, after the beginning of each term


For more detailed information on the above federal programs, please visit Federal Student Aid's Grants and Scholarships page.