Office of Financial Aid

Welcome to the University of the District of Columbia’s Office of Financial Aid. We are committed 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.


Firebirds We are Available to Serve You Remotely!

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the University is closed to in-person visits until further notice.  You may email the Office of Financial Aid at finaid@udc.edu or leave a voice mail message on 202.274.5157.  Please be sure to include your full name and student id number with your inquiry.  You can expect a reply to your email or a return call within 1 to 2 business days.  We thank you in advance for your patience.


Summer 2020 – Important Financial Aid Information and Dates

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal Submission Deadline*
Appeal may be requested/submitted through your StudentForms Account, my.udc.edu.

Monday, June 1st

Summer Session 1 Start/End Dates
Summer Session II Start/End Dates

Monday, May 18th through Friday, June 26th

Monday, June 29th through Friday, August 7th

Book Authorization Period
(Session 1 and Session 2)                                               

   Monday, May 18th-Friday, July 6th

Attendance Verification Deadline

Session I:  Friday, May 29th
Session II:  Friday, July 10th  

Deadline to Opt out of University sponsored Health Insurance** www.firststudent.com                                        (Applicable only if charge is reflected on your summer bill, my.udc.edu)

Session IFriday, June 12th
Session IIFriday, July 17th

Summer I & Summer II Financial Aid Disbursements***

Monday, July 13th & Tuesday, July 14th

Classes Dropped for Non-Payment -Balances Over $1,000 & Non-Attendance
 (Payment Plans are Not Offered for the summer sessions)

Wednesday, July 15th

Deadline to Accept Summer Award Offer

Friday, July 24th

regarding the status of the removal, please email the Office of Student Accounts at studentaccounts@udc.edu.

***Once aid has disbursed to your MyUDC account (my.udc.edu), allow up to 14 days for the issuance of any refund due to you.  


 

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 https://www.udc.edu/admissions/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 https://www.udc.edu/admissions/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 https://www.udc.edu/health-services/student-health-insurance-plan/ 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 https://www.udc.edu/admissions/financial-aid/.   Also note to qualify for a book authorization, you must meet the following criteria.

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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!

Virtual FAFSA Completion Assistance Available

Please contact Our Community Partner, The Educational Opportunity Center to schedule your appointment.

202.741.4730

*Please leave a voice mail message and a representative will return your call.

Mailing Address

Flagship Community College
4200 Connecticut Ave. NW
Bldg. 39, Suite A-133
Washington, DC 20008
801 North Capitol St. NE
Lobby Level
Washington, DC 20002

Hours of Operation

8:30-5:00 (M-F)

Contact Us

Phone 202.274.5157
Fax 202.274.6060
Email finaid@udc.edu