ADEA DHCAS® Application Instructions


On the “My Program Selection” page, the green status bar indicates the completeness of an application to a specific program. Once complete, a blue “Pay and Submit to this Program” button will appear.  Use this button to submit applications (prior to the program deadlines). Applicants can then add programs and pay the application fee by clicking the blue “Pay For My Programs” button at the top of the page. Payment must be posted by 11:59pm EST on the program’s deadline date.

Applicants should carefully review their applications prior to submission to avoid errors that cannot be corrected later.

The application fee for ADEA DHCAS depends on the number of programs to which an applicant applies. The fee is $50 for the first program designation and $35 for each additional program designation. Below is a sample fee structure:

One program             $50
Two programs            $85
Three programs          $120

Payment for the ADEA DHCAS application can be made by credit card or debit card only (Visa, MasterCard, American Express or Discover).