Financial Aid: Need Based

Financial Aid: Need Based

Student Financial Aid & Veteran's Educational Benefits

Danville Area Community College participates in need-based programs. The funds are issued from Federal sources through the Department of Education and state sources through the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC).

Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC)

A resident (meeting ISAC resident criteria) of Illinois and is a US citizen or permanent resident of the United States, who is enrolled in an eligible program at Danville Area Community College, and demonstrating financial need as determined by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission, may receive a grant, called the Monetary Award Program (MAP). Other state gift aid may be available, ISAC will notify you of your eligibility. There is no separate State application, a student need only indicate state of residency, to be considered for state student aid when the FAFSA is completed. A Dependent student's parent(s) must be an Illinois resident. The Independent student must be an Illinois resident for 12 months prior to the beginning of the Fall term in the Award Year. The State sets processing deadlines each Award Year. Click here for deadline information.

Federal Pell Grant (FPELL)

Click here for detailed information concerning the Federal Pell Grant

Federal College Work-Study Program (FCWS)

Click here for detailed information concerning working on campus with the Federal Work-Study Program

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program(FSEOG)

This program is for students with exceptional need. Eligibility is determined from completed student aid files with verified Expected Family Contribution (EFC) index. These awards vary depending on total dollars to award and number of eligible recipients. Students are notified by their Award Letter. Funds are disbursed approximately three weeks after the start of each term. Funds are awarded until depleted, there is no stipulation that all exceptional need can be met.

If it is suspected that information has been purposely falsified, omitted or misconstrued the financial aid office is required to refer these instances to the U.S. Inspector General's Office for further review and follow up. The process of determining student aid eligibility will not be completed until the instance is resolved.

Examples of instances that referrals are required:

  • False claims of independent student status
  • False claims of marital status
  • False claims of dependents that are supported
  • False claims of citizenship
  • Use of false identities
  • Forgery of signatures or certifications
  • False statements of income

Consumers may report any instances or suspected fraudulent action of others applying for Federal Student Aid to the U.S. Inspector General’s Office by calling 1-800-MISUSED or use email at