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Financial Aid and Loan Programs

Most financial aid comes from federal government programs. In addition, foundations, corporations, private donors, and the College may provide aid. This assistance can be used to pay for tuition and fees, room and board, books, supplies, and transportation. It can also be used to pay for a computer and dependent care. Financial aid comes in a variety of forms:

  • Grants: In general, grants are provided to students with financial need and do not have to be paid back if the student abides by all the terms and conditions of their award.
  • Work-Study: Through this program, students who demonstrate need are employed in part-time positions.
  • Student Loans: Unlike grants and work-study, loans must be repaid. A variety of loans are available and offered to those who demonstrate need.
  • Alternative/Private Loans: Miami Dade College certifies alternative/private loans for International Students, or students in “high cost” educational programs (i.e. Aviation-Pilot Technology, PhysiciansAssistant, etc).



Miami Dade College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate and baccalaureate degrees.
Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Miami Dade College.
Miami Dade College is an equal access/equal opportunity institution and does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, marital status, age, religion, national origin,
disability, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or genetic information. Contact the Office of Equal Opportunity Programs/ADA Coordinator, at 305.237.2577 for information.