Office of Financial Aid

Contact Info
  finaid@udc.edu | phone 202.274.5060 (Flagship) | phone 202.274.6795 (CC) | fax 202.274.6060

Extended Registration Office Hours (August 3 - August 28th)
M-Th - 8:30am to 6pm | Fri - 8:30am - 5pm

UDC FAFSA School Code: 007015


Physical Address and Walk-in Assistance

Flagship Community College
4200 Connecticut Ave. NW
Bldg. 39, Suite A-133
Washington, DC  20008   
801 North Capital St. NE
3rd Fl, Room 305
Washington, DC 20002

Office of Financial Aid

Welcome to the University of the District of Columbia's Office of Financial Aid. We have committed ourselves to helping students bridge the gap between their personal resources and the cost of attending school. We strive to maintain the highest standards of customer service to our students, staff, administration and the entire community.

Fall 2015 - Important Dates

Priority deadline to submit all required documents*Friday, August 7th
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal Submission Deadline**Thursday, August 20th
Skip The Trip (Online Chat 9:00-5:00) (http://www.udc.edu/financial_aid/office_financial_aid )Monday, August 10th through Friday, August 21st
Fall Semester BeginsMonday, August 24th

Payment Plan Period

https://udc.afford.com/Home

Wednesday, April 1st through Friday, August 28th
Book Authorization Period (New!)Wednesday August 19th through Wednesday, September 2nd
Attendance Verification Deadline Friday, September 4th
Deadline to Opt out of University sponsored Health Insurance http://www.firststudent.com/ Sunday, September 6
Disbursements ***

Tuesday, September 8th

Exit Counseling for Fall Graduates*** www.studentloans.gov Monday, December 7th through December 18th

* Students who do not meet the financial aid priority application deadline are strongly encouraged to make payment arrangements at https://udc.afford.com/Home by Friday, August 28th to ensure their classes are not dropped for non-payment.   
**Submission of a SAP Appeal does not guarantee approval.  In the interim of your decision being rendered, please make the necessary payment arrangements for tuition/fee’s and books.
***Once aid has disbursed, allow up to 14 days for issuance of refund.  
*** *Exit Counseling is required of all students who have borrowed Federal Student Loans while attending UDC. 


Frequently Asked Financial Aid Questions (FAQs)

1. How do I apply for financial aid?

2. I have completed my FAFSA. Are there any other documents I need to complete?

3. I submitted all of my required documents. MyUDC account indicates my documents are pending review of a counselor. How long will it take for my award to be processed?

4. I checked my MyUDC account and one of my documents is marked incomplete. Why is my document considered incomplete?

5. I did not meet the priority application deadline for financial aid. May I still apply?

6. I completed my Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Loan Entrance Counseling (EC) requirement's but MyUDC account still reflects a required status?

7. When will my aid be applied to my tuition/fee's?

8. When will I receive my refund?

9. I am locked out of my MyUDC account. Can your office assist with reactivating my account?

10. I have my own health insurance. Why I am being charged for the University sponsored plan?

11. When can I use my book authorization at the book store?


1. How do I apply for financial aid?

To apply for most financial aid, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application is used to determine federal, state and institutional aid. You may apply online at www.fafsa.gov.  Please be sure to list our School Code 007015 to ensure we receive your application electronically.

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2. I have completed my FAFSA. Are there any other documents I need to complete?

Please monitor your MyUDC account, my.udc.edu for additional information and/or documentation request’s.  All information and documentation should be submitted as promptly as possible to ensure your aid is processed timely.  Additional documents may be faxed to our office at 202.274.6060, scanned by email (with your signature) finaid@udc.edu, in person at the Flagship Office (Bldg. 39, Suite A-111) or Community College (801 North Capitol St. NE, 3rd FL) offices .

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3. I submitted all of my required documents. MyUDC account indicates my documents are pending review of a counselor. How long will it take for my award to be processed??

Processing times vary. All applications are reviewed in the order received.  Student’s who meet our priority application deadline are generally processed before the start of classes.  You may view the priority application deadline date by visiting our important information and dates page at http://www.udc.edu/financial_aid/office_financial_aid.

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4. I checked my MyUDC account and one of my documents is marked incomplete. Why is my document considered incomplete?
Please visit the important messages tab in your MyUDC account for detailed information regarding your incomplete document.  Should you have any questions once you have reviewed the messages tab, please contact our office at 202.274.5060 or stop by for assistance.  Remember that documents may be returned by fax 202.274.6060, scanned by email (with your signature) finaid@udc.edu, in person at the Flagship Office (Bldg. 39, Suite A-111) or Community College Office (801 North Capitol St. NE, 3rd FL) offices .

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5. I did not meet the priority application deadline for financial aid. May I still apply?

Yes, you may still apply.  However, student’s who do not meet the priority application deadline are strongly encouraged to make payment arrangements to ensure your classes are not dropped for non-payment.  You may make payment arrangements by visiting  https://udc.afford.com/.   Additionally, in the interim of your aid being processed, you may want to consider renting some books at reduced cost by visiting www.udcshop.com to ensure you do not fall behind in your classes.

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6. I completed my Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Loan Entrance Counseling (EC) requirement's but MyUDC account still reflects a required status?

MPN’s and EC are completed and submitted through an external system (www.studentloans.gov).  Upon successful submission, the University will receive electronic confirmation of completion within 48hrs or once your loan is originated.

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7. When will my aid be applied to my tuition/fee's?

Each semester, financial aid is applied after the 100% withdrawal refunds period and once instructor’s have verified attendance.  You may view this date by visiting our important information and dates page at http://www.udc.edu/financial_aid/office_financial_aid.

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8. When will I receive my refund?

From the date your refunds disburse to your student account, please allow up to 14 days for receipt. It is imperative that you ensure that your mailing address is correct in your MyUDC account prior to your funds disbursing.  Should you need to make adjustments to your address, please visit the Registrar’s Office for assistance.  Should you have any questions regarding the status of your refund once your funds are reflected on your student account, please contact the Student Account’s Office at 202.274.5168.  

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9. I am locked out of my MyUDC account. Can your office assist with reactivating my account?

Please contact the Office of Information Technology Help Desk at 202.274.5941, email support@udc.edu, or in person Building 41, Room 316 for assistance.

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10. I have my own health insurance. Why I am being charged for the University sponsored plan?

All student’s are automatically charged health insurance at the time of registration.  You may opt out of the University sponsored health insurance plan by visiting www.firststudent.com . Please visit http://www.udc.edu/student_affairs/student_health_insurance to confirm the opt out deadline.  If you have any questions regarding the status of this charge being removed from your account, please contact Student Accounts at 202.274.5168.

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11. When can I use my book authorization at the book store?

Book authorizations are generally available beginning the week prior to the start of classes through the end of the drop/add period.  You may view the exact dates for each semester by visiting our important information and dates page at http://www.udc.edu/financial_aid/office_financial_aid.   Also note to qualify for a book authorization, you must meet the following criteria.

  • Financial aid awarded/accepted must exceed tuition/fee’s (credit balance)
  • Must be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), http://www.udc.edu/financial_aid/maintaining_eligibility
  • Have completed a Title IV Authorization Release for Non-Institutional Charges authorizing the University to utilize your credit balance to pay for the charges incurred at the bookstore.

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Attention Transfer Applicants to UDC who will seek Financial Aid

If you have or will request Financial Aid (via FAFSA), the University requires--- for financial aid purposes --- verification of high school completion.
In addition to your college transcripts, please submit a high school transcript or GED transcript to complete your admissions application.  This applies to Transfer applicants who intend to request UDC Financial Aid.  You will be denied packaging for Financial Aid if your high school transcript is not on file!


Unemployed Financial Aid Information