Delta State University provides opportunities to students for financial assistance through federal grant, loans, and work programs in accordance with the procedures outlined by the grantee and as contained in this policy. Financial aid is granted to students on the basis of need and is available without regard to race, sex, color, creed, or national origin.
Full Time Student: Undergraduate students taking 12 or more hours and graduate students with 9 or more hours.
PROCEDURES and RESPONSIBILITIES
How to Apply for Federal Financial Aid
Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1st of each year. This will determine your eligibility for grants, loans, or federal work-study.
You can apply on the web at:
List Delta State as one of your school choices.
School Code: 002403
Submit additional documents as requested.
A separate institutional financial aid application is required in order to receive financial aid for summer school. This application is available in March and must be received in the Financial Aid office by April 15th each year.
Federal Assistance Programs Title IV
Title IV of the Education Amendment of 1966 as amended created or authorized the continuance of the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Stafford Loan, Federal PLUS, and Federal Work Study programs. All students may apply for these programs, and if it is determined that they are eligible and that funds are available, they will received funds according to their demonstrated need. Students will be eligible to continue in these programs if they:
1. reapply each year by the March 1st priority deadline,
2. enroll in at least six hours,
3. demonstrate financial need which warrants continuance in the program,
4. meet requirements of each program they wish to continue,
5. are “in good standing and maintaining satisfactory progress” in their academic work,
6. are not in default on either a Federal Perkins or a Federal Stafford/PLUS/SLS loan and,
7. do not owe a refund on a federal grant.
Important Information Concerning Financial Aid
Students awarded a Federal Stafford loan or a Federal Unsubsidized Stafford loan should be aware of the following information:
Instructions for Student Loan Counseling on the Internet
Students awarded Work Study - Pending be aware of the following information: