Most students won’t pay the advertised price of a school. Instead, they will be provided with a financial aid plan that includes a mix of scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study. But some kinds of aid are more desirable than others, and some students will get more than others.
What financial aid options does DACC offer, and what will you qualify for? Keep scrolling for answers.
Danville Area Community College average financial aid offer for freshmen students is $6,528.00. Financial aid is provided to about 85% of first-year students, with the bulk of support coming in the form of grants and scholarships.
Student loans come included in financial aid packages, however, the only true discount off of the price of college is a grant or scholarship that you do not need to pay back.
Student debt should be thought of as an “outcome” rather than “aid”. Read more about student loan debt at Danville Area Community College.
Financial awards given by a college or university to its students, known as institutional scholarships and grants, help to offset the cost of tuition and other education-related expenses. These awards fall into two categories: merit-based and need-based, and they do not need to be paid back. Merit-based institutional scholarships are granted to students who have shown outstanding academic accomplishments, special talents, or abilities in a particular field. Factors such as high school performance, standardized test results, or involvement in extracurricular activities often contribute to these scholarship decisions. Conversely, need-based institutional grants cater to students who demonstrate financial need. The awarded amount is typically based on the student’s family’s financial standing and is intended to cover the difference between the cost of attendance and the family’s ability to contribute. Colleges and universities might use data from the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or other financial aid forms to determine a student’s eligibility for need-based grants. Institutional scholarships and grants are a vital source of financial support for students, as they can significantly reduce the cost of attending college and help make higher education more accessible.
The following numbers apply to scholarships and grants largely offered by the school itself.
14% of incoming freshmen (40 total) were awarded scholarships at Danville Area Community College, averaging $5,658.00 a piece. This puts it in the top 50th percentile among colleges and universities nationwide.
In addition to scholarships, 77% of freshman students (225 total) obtained federal grant aid, averaging $3,594.00 a piece.
The table following demonstrates grant and scholarship distributions by income level for freshmen getting any sort of federally-funded Title IV aid, which includes Federal PLUS loans.
|Percent of Freshman
|Income 110k +
The table above displays undergrads who are obtaining Title IV aid, federal aid from the government including loans, grants or work-study. Learn more here.
Of the 294 undergraduate students at Danville Area Community College around 85% (234 total) receive some form of grant aid. The typical amount awarded was $6,528.00.Most of them are distributed as Pell Grants.
More about our data sources and methodologies.