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Admissions, Tuition & Aid

College at the Right Price

We keep Dougherty Family College (DFC) affordable and accessible for those who have a drive to succeed. When you're a DFC student, you're on a path to obtaining a four-year (bachelor's) degree. It's not a short-cut. It's a rigorous, two-year undergraduate degree that equips you with the financial, academic and personal support you'll need to earn your associate degree in liberal arts.

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Deciding Your Journey

Is DFC Right for You?

DFC is committed to your academic success. We provide a wide variety of academic, personal and financial support options for all of our students.

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Tuition and Financial Aid

At DFC, students pay very little for a high-quality educational experience, with the bonus of free laptops, meals, transportation and more. Here, you’ll get the support of a four-year college for an affordable price.

The Admissions Process

Applying to DFC is easy and free. We have removed as many barriers to the application process as possible, so we’ll only ask you to provide the information we truly need.

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Discover DFC for Yourself

Visit Us!

Getting on campus and having a hands-on experience is critical for making your college decision. We welcome students and their support system to check us out in-person or virtually.

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