Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Welcome

Welcome to the Financial Aid & Scholarships office at Dixie State University. All of the information you will need to apply for scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study employment can be found here. We are committed to providing information and assistance to help all qualifying students secure the financial resources that will allow them to reach their higher educational goals. Please follow the links on the left hand side of this page for additional information. If you cannot find the information you are looking for, please contact us and we will be happy to assist you.

Mission Statement

The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships at Dixie State University is comprised of a team of dedicated professionals committed to serving our students, our school and the community.

  • Providing information and assistance to help all qualifying students secure the financial resources that will allow them to reach their higher educational goals.
  • Support the recruitment, retention and academic success of our students while complying with all federal, state and university policies, regulations and procedures.
  • Receive the necessary training and instruction to ensure that Dixie State University is in compliance with the Federal Title IV rules and regulations.
  • Provide excellent customer service to our students, our school and our community.
  • Embrace technologies and work collaboratively with others areas of our university.
  • Strive to be accurate and efficient in the processing of student financial aid while upholding the highest degree of professionalism, confidentiality, honesty and integrity.

Deadlines and Other Important Information:

Protecting your personal information is our priority. We highly recommend that you do not send any documents that contain personal identity information (tax forms, marriage certificates, etc.) through email as it is not secure and highly susceptible to security breaches. If you are not able to submit documentation in person, it is recommended that you send by fax (435-879-4087).

The Financial Aid Office will use your “dmail” account to notify you of important financial aid/scholarship information. Be sure to check for notification of:

  • Award status
  • Missing items which might be holding up your award
  • Application deadlines

Verify My FAFSA

Beginning with the 2019-2020 year, the Financial Aid office is utilizing a new online tool called VerifyMyFAFSA for the processing of verification and other related requirements. If you have not already done so, please activate your account at dixie.verifymyfafsa.com. This tool will allow you to upload required documents, e-sign, and receive timely updates via text message (opt-in) and email when requirements need to be completed. Students and parents will be able to complete the verification process from their smart phone or computer.

resources

Dixie State University’s FAFSA school code: 003671.

First-time, full-time students can utilize the Net Price Calculator

Note: Freshman students, who are first-time borrowers, must wait 30 days into their first semester before they are eligible to receive their student loan funds.

PELL GRANT LIFETIME LIMIT

Students are limited to 12 full-time semesters (or 6 full years) of Pell Grant eligibility during their lifetime. If you have attended 12 or more semesters as a full-time student or the equivalent and have received BEOG or Pell Grant funds for a total of 6 years of full eligibility, you will not be eligible for Pell Grant funds.

DEGREE PROGRAM COURSES AND FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY

All students who are using a Pell Grant and/or federal student loan funding will only receive these funds for courses that are required by their declared degree program and are required to fulfill the students graduation requirements. Students who qualify for a Pell Grant will need to take at least 12 credits in order to receive their full Pell Grant for the semester. If students drop a required course, their Pell Grant will be adjusted if they drop below required thresholds for these federal funds.
Students who are receiving only federal student loans must be enrolled in at least 6 credits which fulfill their graduation requirements. Additional credits may be taken above the 12 credits as DSU’s tuition cost plateaus for 12-20 credits. Additional credits can be dual majors, second majors, minors, graduate prerequisites, and general interest courses.

REPEAT COURSES

Per federal regulation, federal Pell Grants may not be used to pay for more than one repeat of a previously passed course in which the student received a grade A through D-. For example: if a student takes Math 1010 and earns a grade of D, the student can retake the course for a better grade and still receive financial aid. However, if the student wants or needs to take the course again in order to improve their grade or fulfill the requirement, he or she would not be able to receive federal Pell Grant funds for this course. The student would still be eligible for Pell Grant aid in other courses where this situation does not apply. If a student retakes a course that is not aid-eligible, a recalculation of the grant to exclude the credits for the repeated course will be performed.

Note: This limitation does not apply to courses that can be repeated for credit.