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Scholarships and financial aid provide access to higher education

Article by: Melinda Eddleman

If you thought attending college was not attainable because you didn’t think you could afford the cost, think again! A variety of resources are available to current, returning and potential students, including scholarships through the Del Mar College (DMC) Foundation and financial aid such as grants, loans and other resources through the DMC Financial Aid Services.  Cases 

If you’re planning for the 2020-2021 academic year, the DMC Foundation is taking applications for scholarships now through April 30. More information, requirements and an online application process is available at www.delmar.edu/scholarships.


We help students reach their goals; and unlike loans, scholarships do not have to be repaid thanks to the generosity of community donors. While we cannot help every student due to limited funds, our goal is to help as many as possible, and we encourage every student to apply for Del Mar College Foundation scholarships.
Mary McQueen, Executive Director of Development/DMC Foundation

For the current academic year, the DMC Foundation awarded over $1.8 million in scholarships to 1,789 students.

Have a question? Contact the DMC Foundation at 361-698-1317 or foundation@delmar.edu.

McQueen adds, “Financial aid, such as the Pell Grant, is also an important form of assistance that provides individuals access to higher education.”

In addition to scholarships helping cover college expenses, DMC Financial Aid Services offers several types of assistance.

The first step is to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Access to the FAFSA link and other pertinent information regarding financial aid and eligibility is available at www.delmar.edu/becoming-a-viking/afford/index.html.

DMC Financial Aid Services staff can help individuals apply for financial assistance, which includes grants, loans and federal work study. Individuals can meet staff in-person, attend workshops scheduled throughout each month or go online.

Each month, Financial Aid Services holds workshops to assist participants with completing the FAFSA and to answer any questions about financial aid and what’s needed to complete the application. Workshops are scheduled at various times and locations, which are available on the “Del Mar Events” calendar at vikingnews.delmar.edu/event-calendar/.

Can’t make a workshop? Visit Financial Aid Services in-person. Offices are located in the Harvin Student Center on the East Campus and the Coleman Center on the West Campus. Or, contact offices by calling 698-1293 (East) or 698-1726 (West) or emailing financialaid@delmar.edu.

About Del Mar College

Del Mar College empowers students to achieve their dreams. We offer quality programs, individual attention, outstanding instruction through faculty with real-world experience and affordable costs to credit and noncredit students in Corpus Christi and the South Texas Coastal Bend area. Nationally recognized while locally focused, we’re ranked in the top two percent of community colleges in the country granting associate degrees to Hispanic students (Community College Week). Del Mar College focuses on offering our students programs that match current or emerging career opportunities. Whether students are interested in the fine arts, sciences, business, occupational or technical areas, students get the education they need for the future they want at Del Mar College.