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 deposit and your GED/High School Diploma will be needed at this time
  4. Make an appointment with Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office Schedule

Monday: 8 am – 5:30 pm
Tuesday: 8 am – 5:30 pm
Wednesday: 8 am – 5:30 pm
Thursday: 8 am – 5:30 pm
Friday: 8 am – 2 pm

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.

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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.

Please contact Evelyn Velasco at (562) 940-6284 for further information.


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, 2017 – June 30, 2018
Reported December 2018

COE Minimum Benchmarks:60%70%70%
Career Technical Education (CTE) ProgramsDAS
Completion Rate
Placement Rate
Licensure Rate
Clinical Medical Assistant70%70% 
Court Reporting62%93%100%
Dental Assistant75%81% 
Emergency Medical Technician100%10% 
Massage Therapy86%70% 
Medical Assistant and Phlebotomy100%50% 
Medical Biller Coder63%87% 
Pharmacy Technician96%71% 
Phlebotomy Technician100%88% 
Vocational Nursing97%94%85%
Advanced Private Security AcademyNot Reported in 2018Not Reported in 2018Not Reported in 2018


*There were no graduate completers in this program during this time 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,


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Summer Office Hours
June 3 - June 18
Monday – Thursday
7:30am - 7:30pm

July 1 - July 26
Monday – Thursday
7:30am - 6pm