Financial Aid

FAFSA Update: Your Financial Aid Offer

Due to the Department of Education’s delay in FAFSA processing, financial aid offers to students also have been delayed. We will email you when your offer is available or if the Department of Education needs to recalculate your FAFSA. We urge you to check the status of your FAFSA here. We anticipate the earliest we will be able to provide Financial Aid Offers will be mid to late May of 2024.


Dawson Community College Financial Aid Office is committed to helping you achieve your educational goals. We offer outstanding resources and cutting edge programs. Yet, we are one of the most affordable community colleges in our region. A big reason for that? Dawson Community College offers thousands of dollars in scholarships and financial aid to more than 70% of our students.

We are here to help you and your family understand your options and the financial aid process. We work hard to create a financial aid package for you that combines scholarships, grants, and self-help aid, including loans and work-study. We can help you with:

– Completing your FAFSA at

– Accessing military financial aid benefits

– Exploring scholarship options

– Finding campus work study

– Calculating the cost of your tuition

We also provide specialized services for our transfer students, and evaluate resources of our international students. (Please note that students from outside of the United States are not eligible for any form of federal financial aid).

Please ensure to list Dawson Community College Federal Title IV school code:002529 on the FAFSA form, in order for us to receive your application.

Contact our office today:

Chris Payne
Director of Financial Aid
Office Hours: M-F from 8am - 5pm (lunch 12pm - 1pm) MST
Telephone: (406) 377-9444 | Fax: (406) 377-8132

Financial aid programs and application filing dates at Dawson Community College are subject to change at any time without prior notification.