Financial Aid & Scholarships
Welcome to the DSU Financial Aid & Scholarships. 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.
(Dixie State University’s FAFSA school code is 003671.)
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.
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Deadlines and Other Important Information:
PLEASE 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.
- 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
- PELL GRANT LIFETIME LIMIT– In December 2011, President Obama signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 (Public Law 112-74). This law has significantly impacted the Pell Grant Program. Beginning in Fall semester 2012, students are now limited to 12 full time semesters (or 6 full years) of Pell Grant eligibility during their lifetime. This change affects all students regardless of when or where they received their first BEOG or Pell Grant. Students that received a Pell Grant in the academic year 2011-2012 and had already used their 6 full years of their Pell Grant eligibility will no longer be eligible to receive a Pell Grant starting Fall semester 2012. If you have attended 12 or more semesters as a full-time student or the equivalent and have received BEOG or Pell grants funds for a total of 6 years of full eligibility, you will not be eligible for Pell grant funds beginning the 2012 Fall semester.
- DEGREE PROGRAM COURSES AND FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY – All students who are using Pell grants 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 Pell grants will need to take 12 credits which are fulfilling their graduation requirements 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 for 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 (class) in which you received a grade A through D-. This rule became effective July 1, 2011. (Example – A student takes Math 1010; the student gets a grade of D. The student takes the course again, and receives; this time the grade received is a C-. If the student wants or needs to take the course yet again in order to improve the grade, he or she would NOT be able to receive Federal Pell grant funds for this course. PLEASE NOTE: this student would be enrolled for 12 credit hours but will have Pell grant money disbursed for only 9 credit hours). There are NO exceptions to this federal rule. 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. This rule applies whether or not the student received a Pell Grant, other financial aid or paid for the courses themselves for the earlier attempted course. There are no exceptions to this Federal regulation. This limitation does NOT apply to courses which can be repeated for credit. Courses that can be repeated for credit are marked with an R after the course number, and the total number of credits that a student can earn in that course is listed in the course description.
- 2016-17 STUDENT LOAN INTEREST RATES: Direct Subsidized & Unsubsidized Loans 3.76% & PLUS Loans 6.31%
Early FAFSA Submission Beginning with the 2017-18 Financial Aid Year.
Beginning with the 2017 – 2018 academic aid year, students may now complete and submit their FAFSA application on October 1st, rather than January 1st. In addition, beginning with the 2017 – 2018 academic year, when completing the FAFSA, students and parents will submit their tax information from two years prior, rather than one year prior. When completing the 2017 – 2018 FAFSA application, students (and parents if applicable) will be required to provide their 2015 Individual Federal Income Tax Return information, the same tax information used to complete the 2016-17 FAFSA.
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.