Financial Aid

Fund Your Future!

Drake State believes that every qualified student with the desire to attend the institution should have the opportunity to do so. Thus, financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, and college work study is available to students who meet the qualifications.

Financial Aid TV

The Office of Financial Aid is proud to announce the launch of Financial Aid TV (FATV), an exciting new ONLINE VIDEO SERVICE for the entire J.F. Drake State Community and Technical College community!

  • FATV is an online library of short (60–90 seconds each) video clips that are accessible on demand, 24/7.
  • FATV videos communicate complex financial aid information to current and prospective students in an easy to understand style. 
  • FATV covers a wide array of topics including: Financial Aid, Financial Literacy, Loans, Grants, and more. 
  • FATV is a great tool for training new staff as well as cross-training purposes.

Financial Aid Programs Available:

  • Federal Pell Grants
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants
  • Veterans Benefits
  • WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act)
  • Vocation Rehabilitation
  • Federal College Work-Study Program
  • Alabama Student Assistance Program
  • Alabama National Guard Educational Assistance Program
  • Senior Citizen Scholarship
  • Trade Readjustment Program
  • Institutional & Other Scholarships

The Financial Aid Process

Review and satisfy documents

Review and accept award offers

Check for charges, authorized aid, and refund/owed amounts

Get your refund

Complete attendance requirements


Click the questions below for answers to our most asked questions.

Does Drake State offer any scholarships?

Drake State offers a variety of scholarships through the College, industry, and educational partners. The College strives to ensure the information contained here is maintained, but often other opportunities are available through the financial aid office for short term or supplemental programs.

Eligibility requirements

Institutional Scholarship – Academic
This scholarship covers the total cost of tuition and is renewed each semester as long as the student meets GPA and attendance requirements.

Institutional Scholarship – Leadership
This scholarship covers one-half (50 percent) of the cost of tuition and fees and is renewed each semester as long as the student meets GPA and attendance requirements.

Senior Adult Scholarship
This is a state funded tuition waiver available each term to students in attendance who are Alabama residents, 60 years of age or older, and who meet the general admission standards of the institution, any specific admission standards established for a program of study, and any specific admission standards for a course, including prerequisites.

The scholarship/waiver is restricted to credit courses on a space available basis and is limited to tuition only. Required institutional fees and other expenses, including lab fees, books, and supplies, are the responsibility of the student.

What is the Drake State school code?

Drake State Community and Technical College’s School Code is 005260.

What if I can’t pay what I owe?

Students are expected to meet all financial obligations when they become due. Drake State reserves the right to refuse admission or to terminate any student who fails to promptly meet their financial obligations to the College. Tuition and most other fees and expenses are due and payable at the time of registration. All money is handled through the Business Office.

What is the financial aid shopping sheet and how can I access it?

The Financial Aid Federal Shopping Sheet is a consumer tool that Drake State provides to notify students about their financial cost to attend. It is a standardized form that is designed to simplify the information that students receive about costs and financial aid. The shopping sheet generates figures that are estimates only and all tuition rates and fees are subject to change without notice.

  • Drake State’s standard allowance for some expenses may not match your actual costs. Additionally, the shopping sheet does not include any estimates for personal expenses or travel and such expenses may vary greatly based upon personal choices.
  • The shopping sheet does not include some fees that are course-specific (e.g., lab fees, education materials, art supplies, etc.).

All amounts shown on the shopping sheet or in other publications or websites represent tuition and fees as currently approved by the college. However, Drake State reserves the right to modify tuition rates and fees without prior notice and to make such modifications applicable to students currently enrolled at the college, as well as to incoming students. Students are responsible for all charges billed by the college.

The estimates included in the shopping sheet are not binding on the Secretary of Education, Drake State, The Alabama Community College System, or the State of Alabama.

To view your shopping sheet, access your Web Registration.

  • Select the Financial Aid Tab
  • Select the Federal Shopping Sheet and select the appropriate year.

Below are examples of what you will see when you are an enrolled student and view the Federal Shopping Sheet. These shopping sheets do not necessarily reflect what you will see when you log into your personalized Federal Shopping Sheet in your Web Registration.

How do I review Outstanding Requirements?

Log in to your Self Service Banner and review any Outstanding Requirements that must be resolved. If our records indicate that you have Unsatisfied Requirements then we will be unable to continue processing your request for financial assistance.

What are my responsibilities with Financial Aid?

Students have the responsibility of knowing the requirements of applying for and receiving financial aid. The student must be familiar with the procedures relative to the guidelines affecting financial aid awards and the disbursements. They must also be knowledgeable of the Drake State refund and repayment policies. View data and details at Consumer Information.

Meet the Financial Aid Staff

Jennifer O’Linger
Director of Financial Aid
Neoka Ivey Hambrick
Veterans Affairs/Financial Aid Clerk
Bruce Morrison
Financial Aid Clerk
Marcus Crutcher
Financial Aid Counselor

3421 Meridian Street North
Huntsville, AL 35811

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M - TH 8:00am - 5:30pm
Friday 8:00am - 12:00pm

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