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FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS

Delta State University offers a comprehensive program of financial aid to assist graduate students. The following federal and institutional programs are available to DSU students:

1.

Federal Perkins Loans (formerly NDSL)

2. 3. 4. 5

.

Federal Stafford Student Loans (formerly GSL) Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loans Federal Work Study Graduate Assistantships

Application

Delta State University accepts the Free Application for Federal Student Aid for all types of Title IV financial aid. This packet is available through the Office of Student Financial Assistance on campus.

Graduate students must list Delta State University (002403) on the application to insure that the DSU Financial Aid Office receives notification of their interest in

attending. Deadlines

Graduate students are encouraged to apply early in the semester prior to the start of the semester they plan to attend (early spring for fall enrollment). However, DSU will accept and process applications throughout the school year.

Eligibility

Graduate students who are eligible for the federal programs listed in this section of the university catalog must meet all of the following criteria:

  • 1.

    Be a United States citizen or eligible noncitizen

  • 2.

    Be registered with Selective Service, if required to do so

3. 4.

Have financial need as determined by an approved need-analysis

Be enrolled at least half-time (6 graduate hours) per semester (*see note below)

5. 6.

Fully admitted in a degree granting program (**see note below)

Be making satisfactory academic progress as defined by Delta state University, toward a degree (see SAP policy detailed below)

7.

Not be in default on any loan or owe a refund on any grant made under

title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, at any institu- tion

Note:

*Nine (9) graduate hours is considered full-time enrollment for graduate students; however, six (6) graduate hours is considered half-time enrollment for federal student aid purposes. Only graduate level courses will count toward financial aid eligibility.

**Official graduate program admission status will be verified in the DSU computer database. This will be the official record.

WORK OPPORTUNITIES

Graduate Assistantships. Assistantships are available on a limited basis to full- time graduate students who have been accepted for admission to a degree pro-

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