Follow these steps:
Remember, DCC’s financial aid priority deadline is March 1
Step 1: Complete Federal tax return(s).
Step 2: Get a PIN (personal identification number) enabling you to “sign” your online FAFSA. Go to www.pin.ed.gov  and request your PIN. If you are a dependent, at least one parent must have a PIN, too.
Step 3: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)  as soon after January 1st as possible, and before the priority deadline of March 1st if possible. Apply online at www.fafsa.gov , listing DCC’s Federal Title IV school code (002529) so we receive the results.
Step 4: Review your Student Aid Report (SAR) 2 to 3 days after you submit your online FAFSA. If necessary, make changes or corrections at www.fafsa.gov .
Step 5: Respond to requests for additional information from DCC’s Financial Aid Office.
Step 6: Receive a postcard notification of the availability of your award offer from DCC. Log into your DCC 'MyInfo' account to accept or decline individual funds. Contact the DCC Financial Aid Office at 406-377-9410  or 800-821-8320  ext. 9410, if you have any questions about the aid you have been offered.