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Financial Aid

Sources of Funding and How to Apply

Financial aid is available through several sources for qualified individuals. Each source of aid has its own specific guidelines concerning eligibility.

DACC Payment Plans - DACC offers all students an interest-free payment plan. DACC will set up a 4-payment system to spread the cost of tuition over the span of the program. The first payment (one-fourth) is due on or before the first day of class. The remaining three payments will be spaced evenly over the time remaining on the class calendar.

Veterans Administration (VA)- Veterans can log onto the website at https://www.va.gov or call 1-888-GIBILL1 (1-888-442-4551) to check their eligibility and to apply. These benefits are available for applicable Basic Peace Officer, Firefighting I&II, EMT, and Full-Time Welding students.  For other VA questions please call 1-800-827-1000.

NEW - Veteran Rapid Retraining Assistance Program (VRRAP) - Any veteran who has spent time in the U.S. Military, including those with a discharge of 'other than dishonorable' may qualify. Requirements include:

  • At least 22 years of age and less than 67

  • Unemployed due to COVID-19

  • Not eligible for the GI Bill or VR&E benefits

  • Not enrolled in a Federal or State job program

  • Not receiving VA disability compensation because you are unable to work

  • Not receiving unemployment compensation

Through this program, you can receive up to 12 months of tuition and fees, along with a monthly housing allowance. This is enough to cover the cost of any qualifying training program offered at DACC.

Bureau of Vocational Rehabilitation (BVR) - Disabled persons may qualify for training monies. DACC works with Ohio Rehabilitation Services (BVR) to assist qualified individuals with funding. Call 1-800-430-6940 to get started. 

Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act (WIOA) – WIOA provides funding for the unemployed, underemployed, single parent, economically disadvantaged, dislocated worker and other special needs individuals. To apply, call or visit the Ohio Means Jobs Office in your county:

Delaware County Ohio Means Jobs

740-833-2316
145 North Union Street
2nd Floor
Delaware, OH 43015

Union County-Marysville Ohio Means Jobs

Call 937-645-2018 or visit:
940 London Ave., Suite 1500
Marysville, OH 43040

Marion County

622 Leader Street
Marion, OH 43302
Call: 740-382-0076
8:00am - 4:30pm

Columbus-Franklin County Ohio Means Jobs
The Jerry Hammond Center

1111 East Broad Street, Suite 201
Columbus, OH 43205

Call: 614-559-5052
M-F 8:00am - 5:00pm

Morrow County Jobs & Family Services

Call: 419-946-8480
619 West Marion Street, #16
Mt. Gilead, OH 43338
Call: 419-947-9111

 Assistance for dislocated workers (TRA/TAA/NAFTA) - Assistance is available to dislocated workers whose jobs have been sent overseas or were lost due to foreign competition. Contact the One Stop or Ohio Means Jobs Office in your county—see above.

State of Ohio Vocational Training Vouchers - We accept training vouchers from employees of the State of Ohio through the Union Education Trust. For more information and to request a training voucher: Call 866-436-7900 or Email: support@uedtrust.org 

Private Scholarships - Various employers, foundations, and civic organizations offer scholarships that are eligible to DACC Adult Education students. To pursue this option, contact Larry Weber, Financial Aid Administrator at 740-201-3287. He will help you target the scholarship program most favorable to you and your situation. He will also provide coaching for processing your application.

Private Student Loans - As a last resort, loans are available through private lenders. Contact Larry Weber at 740-201-3287 for guidance.

Please note: In an attempt to keep tuition costs at a minimum, DACC has chosen to not participate in Title IV financial aid programs such as Pell Grants and Federal Student Loans. However, you may be asked to complete a Free Application for Federal Financial Aid for purposes of other funding sources. If so, complete a Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) online at www.fafsa.gov

If you would like to speak with an Adult Education Staff member regarding possible VA benefits and the various other programs available to you, Call: 740-201-3287.