Financial Aid

Quality Education You Can Afford

At Delta State University, we understand the significance of affordability in higher education. That’s why we offer the same tuition rates for both in-state and out-of-state students. We also know that applying for financial aid can be overwhelming. Our experienced Delta State University financial aid team will guide you through the process, ensuring you understand your options.

You’ll find a wealth of information and resources on this page to navigate the financial aid process. From step-by-step instructions on how to apply, to important deadlines and contact information, our Delta State Financial Aid team has you covered.

Our goal is to make financial aid transparent and accessible, so you can focus on your education and future success.

Step-By-Step Application Process

The Application Process page provides detailed guidance and resources for each step, helping you navigate the financial aid application smoothly. Make sure to review the page for comprehensive information to ensure a successful application process. Here’s a preview of what you’ll need to prepare for your financial aid application:

  • FAFSA: Complete the FAFSA online at Our school code for FAFSA is 002403.
  • Personal Information: Gather your social security number, driver’s license, and Alien Registration Number (if applicable).
  • Financial Documents: Prepare your tax returns, W-2 forms, and any other income or asset documentation for yourself and your parents (if applicable).
  • Communication: Regularly check your email and the financial aid portal for updates, requests for additional information, and notifications regarding your financial aid status.



FAFSA School Code


Financial Aid Dates to Remember

October 1

Complete Your FAFSA and State Aid applications
FAFSA available online
State Aid available online

March 1

State Aid program deadline*

March 31

State Aid program deadline*

July 1

Preferred fall deadline to avoid class cancellation

September 15

State Aid program deadline*

*Several student financial aid programs are offered by the State of Mississippi. Some of these programs are specific to a student’s major. To see a complete list of programs and deadlines, please visit

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At DSU, we believe in supporting our students academically and financially. Through our range of scholarships and personalized guidance, DSU Financial Aid strives to make education affordable and accessible to all students.

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Grants and Loans

At DSU, we strive to ensure that students have access to the resources and support they need to make college education affordable.

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Payment Guide

We offer various convenient payment options for parents and families to make payments towards their students’ education.

Helpful Financial Aid Videos

Types of Federal Aid

How to Manage Your Student Loan

Repayment: What to Expect


What is the priority deadline for completing the FAFSA to be considered for the maximum financial aid package at Delta State?

Delta State does not have a priority deadline for financial aid. We award on a first-come, first-serve basis.

What is the deadline by which I need to have all of my documentation submitted?

To avoid having classes cancelled from the university’s system, it is important that students submit their required documentation by the preferred deadline of July 1.

What is the difference between a Direct Subsidized Loan and a Direct Unsubsidized Loan?

Federal Direct Subsidized Loans are “need” based loans which have repayment deferred until after you graduate, withdraw, or enroll less than half-time. Interest is paid by the federal government until the end of the six-month grace period after you drop to less than half-time enrollment.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans are “non-need” based loans which have repayment deferred until after you graduate, withdraw, or enroll less than half-time. The interest begins to accrue once the loan is disbursed and you pay all of the interest on the unsubsidized loan. You do have the option to pay the interest while you are in school and during the grace period. However, if you choose not to pay the interest, it will accumulate and be added back to the principal amount of your loan at the end of your grace period.

What is the last day to apply for MTAG and MESG?

The deadline to complete the State Aid Application is September 15th. Any additional documents must be submitted by October 15th.

Other Resources

Tuition & Fees

Get detailed information about the cost of attending Delta State University as well as an overview of tuition rates, fees, and payment options to help you plan for your educational expenses.

Payment Guide

Learn about important dates, payment methods, and available payment plans. Get an overview on how to make timely and convenient payments towards your education.

Employment Opportunities

Discover work-study positions, part-time jobs, and internships that can provide valuable work experience while helping you finance your education.

Maintaining Financial Aid

Review important information on satisfactory academic progress, enrollment status, and other factors that impact your continued eligibility for financial aid.

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