What kind of financial aid is available?

There are five main types of financial aid available for
De Anza students: Grants, Waivers, Loans, Scholarships and Student Jobs.

In addition, the  De Anza College Promise waives fees and provides $500 toward the cost of books for eligible first-year students.

With most of these programs, your eligibility is determined by your income and financial need. In some cases, scholarships are based on other factors, such as your personal background, academic performance or educational goals.

Note: Undocumented students are eligible for state aid under the California Dream Act, as well as for some private scholarships, but may not qualify for federal assistance programs.

In addition to Financial Aid, there are other ways that students on a limited budget can reduce their college expenses. Check out these tips on how to make your book dollars go further.


 Here are the main types of financial aid:

Terms and Conditions

Please note: Each type of financial aid has important terms and conditions that you must follow. See this page for details.

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