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Financial Aid

Financial Aid - 4 Simple Steps

  1. File a Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). DAS school code: 005638
  2. Attend orientation for your program
  3. Register for your program. A down payment and your GED/High School Diploma will be needed at this time
  4. Make an appointment with Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office Schedule

Monday - Thursday 8:00am – 5:30pm
Friday 7:30am – 4:00pm

Financial Aid Office Staff

Financial Aid Policies and Procedures

Click to download the Financial Aid Policies and Procedures Manual for specific information about Downey Adult School Career Technical Education Program.

OPEID Number: 00563800

Net Price Calculator

Click to calculate the maximum cost of attending Downey Adult School Career Technical Education Program using the Net Price Calculator.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

According to Federal regulations, (34 CFR 668.169(e), 34 CFR 668.32(f), 34 CFR 668.34 and institutional regulations, financial aid recipients must meet all Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards prior to the awarding and/or disbursing of any federal student aid funds. A review of SAP is conducted prior to each disbursement date for all Title IV recipients. The Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy ensures student success and accountability and promotes timely advancement toward objectives at Downey Adult School (DAS). SAP guidelines are based on reasonable expectations of academic progress. Accordingly, these guidelines should not be a hindrance to any student in good academic standing and will be measured using two standards.

1. Qualitative - All students must maintain a minimum of cumulative grade point average (GPA) requirement.

2. Qualitative - Meeting a minimum number of hours per week.

Gainful Employment Disclosures

In order to be eligible for Federal Student Aid, a student must be enrolled in an educational program that prepares them for gainful employment in a recognized occupation.  Students must be enrolled in one of DAS’s non-degree certificate programs in order to be eligible for Federal Student Aid at Downey Adult School.

Education Benefit Programs Offered by the Departments of Veterans Affairs and Defense

If you served on Active Duty, you might be eligible for education benefits offered by the Department of Veterans Affairs. For example, the Post-9/11 GI Bill® provides financial support for educational and housing expenses to individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001, or individuals discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. You must have received an honorable discharge to be eligible for the Post-9/11 GI Bill®.

If you are currently serving in the military, you may be eligible for funding offered through the Department of Defense Tuition Assistance program. Check your eligibility status and the amount for which you qualify with your Service prior to enrolling.

If you are the spouse or child of a service member who is serving on active duty Title 10 orders in the paygrades of E1-E5, O1-O2, or W1-W2, you may be eligible for financial assistance from the Department of Defense for education, training, and/or the occupational license and credentials necessary for a portable career.

If you are the spouse or child of a service member, you may be eligible for transfer of the service member’s Post-9/11 GI Bill® benefits to you.

Voter Registration

DAS makes a good faith effort to provide voter registration forms for all students who are eligible to vote and haven’t yet registered or for students who have moved, changed names, or wish to change party affiliation and need to update their information.

Monthly student assemblies offer an opportunity to remind students to register to vote. At our Constitution Day celebration, we include representatives from such organizations as the League of Women Voters to encourage students to register. Requirements for voting in California and other helpful information such as registration deadlines are presented on the California Secretary of State’s website:

Voter registration forms are available in the DAS office. Students can pick up forms at any time before the registration deadline for each election. For those who prefer to register electronically, California also offers online registration at

Rates for Completion and Placement and Licensure

Summary of Program Data for
Downey Adult Career and Education Center

Students Graduating July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022
Reported March 2023

COE Minimum Benchmarks:60%70%70%
Career Technical Education (CTE) ProgramsDAS
Completion Rate
Placement Rate
Licensure Rate
Advance Private Security Academy** 
CNA + Certified Nursing Assistant100%100% 
CNA + Phlebotomy86%100% 
Clinical Medical Assistant94%70% 
Court Reporting60%100% 
Court Reporting Voice Writer**** 
Dental Assistant93%100% 
Emergency Medical Technician100%71% 
Home Health Aide**** 
Home Health Aide Advanced**** 
Massage Therapy84%88% 
Medical Assistant and Phlebotomy86%75% 
Medical Biller Coder90%92% 
Pharmacy Technician74%85% 
Phlebotomy Technician100%100% 
Vocational Nursing98%75% 

*program did not have student enrollment during the reporting period
**program has been recently approved by COE during the reporting period and did not have student enrollment prior to the end of the reporting period

As mandated by Downey Adult School Career and Education Center’s accreditation agency, the Council on Occupational Education, the Job Placement rate is calculated as follows: The numerator consists of all graduates within the specified time period that got training-related jobs. The denominator consists of all graduates within the specified time period. Excluded from this calculation were graduates unavailable for employment because of pregnancy and other serious health-related issues, caring for ill family members, or death; and graduates who refused employment or enrolled in a program strictly for personal use.

The Council on Occupational Education 7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325, Atlanta, GA 30350,
Telephone: 770-396-3898 / FAX: 770-396-3790,

Student’s Right and Responsibilities

IMPORTANT:  Students receiving financial aid must be aware of their rights and responsibilities as financial aid recipients.


  • The types of financial aid available to you at DAS: Federal Pell Grant.
  • The deadlines for submitting applications, eligibility requirements, terms, polices, procedures and regulation that apply to each of the programs.
  • How your financial need is determined; this includes, cost for tuition and fees, books and supplies, food, housing, personal/misc.
  • How and when financial aid is paid to students
  • How to continue to maintain eligibility for financial assistance; including how the financial aid office determines you are maintaining satisfactory academic progress and what happens if you are not.
  • DAS’s withdrawal policy: Specifically, information regarding the portion, if any, of tuition and fees that are refunded to you if you withdraw and the portion, if any, of the financial aid you must pay back to DAS immediately, if you withdraw before the end of the payment period or the program. (See refund policy)


  • Understand and comply with the terms and conditions of federal student aid that you receive
  • Use financial aid funds only for education expenses (tuition, fees, books, supplies and other living costs)
  • Respond promptly to all requests for supplemental information or documentation from the Financial Aid Office
  • Read, understand and keep copies of all forms that you are asked to submit or sign
  • Notify the Financial Aid Office if there is any change to information you reported on the FAFSA;
  • Know and comply with DAS’S Refund and   Withdrawal policies
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress to continue to be eligible for financial aid
  • Understand that by signing the FAFSA, you agree that the information provided is accurate and complete and that if you purposely give false or misleading information, you may be subject to penalties under the U.S. Criminal Code.

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