Financial Aid Office
Financial Aid helps bridge the gap between what students and their family can pay and what it costs to attend Dunwoody. Most Dunwoody students receive some form of financial aid, including federal and state grants, federal loans, and work study. The Financial Aid Office is here to work with you to pay for college.
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday: 7 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Wednesday, Friday: 7 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Pinska Center (Green 29)
The Financial Aid Office at Dunwoody College of Technology is a member of NASFAA, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.
The Financial Aid Office at Dunwoody College of Technology is a member of NASFAA, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators. We abide by NASFAA’s Code of Conduct for Institutional Financial Aid Professionals which states that an institutional financial aid professional is
expected to always maintain exemplary standards of professional conduct in all aspects of carrying
out his or her responsibilities, specifically including all dealings with any entities involved in any manner in student financial aid, regardless of whether such entities are involved in a government sponsored, subsidized, or regulated activity. In doing so, the Financial Aid Office at Dunwoody College of Technology is bound by the following:
- Refrain from taking any action for our personal benefit.
- Refrain from taking any action that we believe is contrary to law, regulation, or the best
interests of the students and parents we serve.
- Ensure that the information we provide is accurate, unbiased, and does not reflect any
preference arising from actual or potential gain.
- Remain objective in making decisions and advising the administration of Dunwoody College
of Technology regarding relationships with any entity involved in any aspect of student
- Refrain from soliciting or accepting anything other than of nominal value from any
entity involved in the making, holding, consolidating or processing of any student loans,
including anything of value (including reimbursement of expenses) for serving on an
advisory board or as part of a training activity or of sponsored by any entity.
- Disclose to the administration of Dunwoody College of Technology any involvement with or
interest in any entity involved in any aspect of student financial aid.
- Processes loan applications through any lender a student or parent chooses.
- Does not solicit or accept anything of value from any lender in exchange for any advantage
sought by the lender to make educational loans to students enrolled at or admitted to the
- Prohibits employees of the financial aid office, or any employee who otherwise has
responsibilities with respect to educational loans, from entering into any type of consulting
arrangement or other contract to provide to a lender services relating to educational loans.
- Prohibits external lenders’ employees, representatives, or agents from providing
staffing services to the financial aid office.
- Does not assign for any borrower, through award packaging or other methods, a
loan to a particular lender, and does not refuse to certify or delay certification of
any loan based on the borrower’s selection of a particular lender or guaranty agency.
- Does not offer “opportunity loans”, as defined by the State of Minnesota Office of the
Attorney General, to students or parents.
Access Your Financial Aid
Are you a Dunwoody student looking to access your financial aid?
Dunwoody will email students at their Dunwoody email address when their financial aid award offer is generated and is available to view online at Financial Aid Access. Students are responsible for viewing their online account to determine if the Financial Aid Office needs any further documentation to finalize the award offer and to accept/decline their award.
Dunwoody email is the official communication method for Dunwoody and no paper award offers will be mailed to students. Failure to review and award offer or missing documentation does not constitute a valid reason for not paying a tuition bill on time.
To access the Financial Aid Portal (Net Partner):
- Go to launchpad.dunwoody.edu
- Log in using your Dunwoody username and password.
- Click on the icon titled “Student Financial Aid”
- Dunwoody’s financial aid portal Net Partner will then load, and you’ll be able to view your financial aid documents.
Track Your Schedule
Please review your schedule to identify your total credits per semester and how it affects your financial aid.
- Full-time student: 12 credits or more
- 3/4-time student: 9-11 credits
- Half-time student: 6-8 credits
If you are taking less than 6 credits, you are considered a less-than-half-time student. Less-than-half-time students are not eligible for loans and it may affect their grant eligibility.
Financial Aid Glossary
An award letter breaks down a student’s budget (COA) and potential grants, scholarships and loans to assist in paying for school. This letter is emailed to you once you have completed the FAFSA and other necessary forms. You must sign and return a copy of this letter to the financial aid office accepting or declining your aid.
The Minnesota Office of Higher Education offers Child Care Grant Assistance to eligible students. More information and the application for this grant can be found at the financial aid office.
Your budget (also known as Cost of Attendance) includes the average tuition and fees for your program along with potential living costs.
Default is the failure to repay a student loan according to the agreed upon terms of a promissory note. When a student goes into default on a federal student loan they become ineligible to receive any additional federal aid until the default is resolved.
The EFC is a number that is used to determine a student’s eligibility for federal student aid. This number is a result of the FAFSA and is reported on the Student Aid Report (SAR).
The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. All students must complete the FAFSA to determine their eligibility for financial aid.
The term “financial aid” includes grants, scholarships and loans.
A promissory note is the legal agreement a student signs with a lender accepting student loan funds. The MPN states the terms and conditions of the loan, including repayment schedule, interest rate, deferment policy, and cancellations. All students who are borrowing federal student loans for the first time must complete an MPN and Entrance Counseling.