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