Delta State University provides opportunities to students for financial assistance through institutional, foundation, state, and academic scholarships in accordance with the procedures outlined by the grantee and as contained in this policy.
Full Time Student: Undergraduate students taking 12 or more hours and graduate students with 9 or more hours.
PROCEDURES and RESPONSIBILITIES
Institutional, foundation, federal, and state funded scholarships and grants at DSU are all subject to a maximum yearly amount not to exceed the actual cost of tuition, room and board, and a $300 per semester book allowance and will adhere to the guidelines and procedures stated in this policy.
- This new scholarship policy will not affect current scholarship offers in affect prior to Fall 2002.
- The scholarship policy will be the same for entering freshmen and transfer students.
- Scholarship applicants will not be required to complete the federal financial aid application but may do so if they choose.
- Institutional scholarship recipients (excluding Dependent Scholarships and Athletic Scholarships) will have one semester of probation if the minimum academic requirements of the scholarship are not met. After one semester of probation, the student will lose the scholarship if the minimum academic requirements are not met.
- Individual scholarships may have different enrollment and academic requirements.
- Students can have scholarship awards reinstated if academic requirements are later met. The student would have to request the reinstatement. It would not be retroactive. If a student were awarded a scholarship for eight semesters, the semesters during which the student was academically ineligible for the scholarship would count in the eight semesters.
- The maximum scholarship award will be the same for on and off campus students.
- The maximum scholarship amount for a student will be actual tuition, average room and board charges, and $300 per semester for books.
In state $2004 + $2302 + $300 = $4606/semester maximum
Out-of-state $2004 + $2302 + $2783 + $300 = $7389/semester maximum
- The scholarships that will be included in the maximum scholarship amount are all institutional, foundation, and state scholarships. Foundation scholarship and state scholarship award amounts will not be adjusted. Adjustments will be made to institutional scholarships. Private off campus scholarships and federal financial aid dollars will not be included.
- The scholarship application deadline is April 1. We encourage you to complete your application process as early as possible because funds for institutional scholarships are limited and awards will be made in the order we receive the application.
How to Apply for Academic Scholarships
Academic scholarships are awarded without regard to need. Those students who apply for academic scholarships are encouraged to apply for financial need assistance as well. Their academic scholarship, if any, will become part of their financial aid package. Applications are available in the Admissions Office.
Additional information can be obtained by accessing the DSU website at www.deltastate.edu/admissions, or by calling 1-800-Go-to-DSU, Extension 3 or 1-662-846-4020. Scholarship applications can also be obtained by accessing the DSU website.
Scholarships are available to undergraduate students who demonstrate outstanding academic and leadership ability. University scholarship applications must be received by March 1st each year. Annual information can be accessed at www.deltastate.edu or by calling 662-846-4020 or 1-800-Go-to-DSU.
“Request for Reinstatement of Financial Aid” form.
Scholarship information can be obtained by assessing DSU website at www.deltastate.edu/admissions, or by calling 1-800-Go-to-DSU, Extension 3 or 1-662-846-4020