College can be stressful…for everyone. At Delta State, the goal is the make the endeavor a success, from start to finish. The Office of Admissions is dedicated to serving you and your student throughout the entire application process.

Please feel free to contact us at any time with questions or concerns at 662-846-4020 or




$ 7,500

Per Year

($3,750 / semester)

+Capital Improvement Fee $120 / year

Application Fee $25 (non-refundable)

*Course related fees may apply. Please consult the Undergraduate University Catalog online for an estimation of these fees.

There are $0 out-of-state tuition fees for non-Mississippi residents.

Meal Plan

$ 3,378

Per Year

($1,689 / semester)

 Freshmen and sophomores living on campus will receive the All Access Pass meal plan.

This includes unlimited meals at Young-Mauldin Dining Hall and $350 Flex Bucks that may be used at Young-Mauldin, Chick-fil-A, Starbucks, Bistro Grille, The Grid, Burrito Bowl, and university concessions.

Residence Hall

$ 4,530.50*

Per Year

*Average cost

$75 Housing Application Fee

Rates shown as double occupancy. For specific hall rates and private room rates, visit

Blansett | $4,590 ($2,295 / semester)
Brumby-Castle | $4,539 ($2,269.50 / semester)
Cain-Tatum | $4,335 ($2,167.50 / semester) 
Fugler-Hammett | $4,335 ($2,167.50 / semester) 
Foundation Hall | $4,896 ($2,448 / semester)
Lawler-Harkins | $4,488 ($2,244 / semester)



Academic, leadership and private scholarships are available to first-time, incoming freshmen and transfer students. Scholarships are awarded based on criteria such as ACT/SAT score, GPA, leadership involvement, legacy status, geographical location, financial need and more. Students must have been admitted to the university and submitted a scholarship applicable for award eligibility.

Freshman Scholarships

Transfer Scholarships



Types of Financial Aid


Delta State strives to provide every student with the resources available for financial aid. Federal grants may be applied for through FAFSA. Students will need to meet certain requirements to be eligible for the grants.

  • Federal Pell Grants
    The most need-based of the student aid programs, this program provides grant aid to low- and middle-income undergraduate students. Awards vary depending on the cost of attendance and financial circumstances of students and their families. Pell grants do not have to be repaid.Based on changes made to the Title IV student aid program by the recently enacted Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2012, undergraduate students can only receive a Federal Pell Grant for up to 12 semesters (or its equivalent).
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
    Participating schools award FSEOG to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need, based on the availability of funds. FSEOG awards for Delta State University usually ranges from $100 – $600 per year. FSEOG does not have to be repaid.


Several loan programs are available to fund college educations. Most have a low interest rate, and pay back is not required until graduation. Qualifications vary for each program.
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Student Employment

  • Federal Work Study
    Federal Work Study provides jobs for students with financial needs, allowing them to earn money to pay education expenses. Work study award amounts must be earned before they can be applied to the student account, so initial fees at registration will not be covered.
  • Regular Student Employment
    Regular student employment is the opportunity to work in a department on campus. Eligibility is not based on the incomes of the student or the family.
  • On-Campus Job
    Delta State’s Career Services serves to assist undergraduate and graduate students and alumni in their career journeys! Services include resume consultations, career coaching, job postings, job search planning, workshops on interviewing and business etiquette skills, on-campus interviews, email newsletter, Career Ambassadors’ student organization and much more.
    Career Services can assist students with finding on-campus and even off-campus jobs.
    Visit Career Services for more information on finding student jobs.

Helpful Resources

Fastweb |

FAFSA on the Web |


Financial Aid information |

Contact Info

p: 662-846-4670
f: 662-846-4683

School Code



Important Dates 2018-2019

September 8 | ACT Test (Register by August 3)
September 15 | MTAG & MESG deadline
September 21-22 | Pig Pickin’ & DSU Day
October 1 | FAFSA available online
October 27 | ACT Test (Register by September 21)
November 1 | Scholarship Application Priority Deadline for Freshmen
November 10 | Homecoming
December 8 | ACT Test (Register by November 2)
February 1 | Scholarship Application Final Deadline for Freshmen
February 9 | ACT Test (Register by January 11)
March 31 | HELP Grant deadline

April 2019 | Spring Preview Day & Go Green Weekend
May 1 | Scholarship Application Priority Deadline for Transfer Students
July 1 | Scholarship Application Final Deadline for Transfer Students
August 1 | Admission Application deadline for Fall 2019
August 2019 | New Student Week



  • Create an account
    – An admissions account is a student’s one-stop shop for admission to Delta State — complete the application, register for events, view admissions status and more.
  • Take the ACT or SAT
    – Delta State University’s college code for ACT is 002190 and the SAT college code is 1163.
    – Advice: Take it more than once! The test is given 3 times during the fall semester.
  • Apply for admission if you have not already
    – To complete the application online, visit A non-refundable application fee of $25 is due at the time of application.
  • Submit Admission Documents
    – Request a 6 semester transcript be released to Delta State University through the high school counselor.
    – Request for ACT/ SAT to send official scores to Delta State. If your high school sends official transcript document with official ACT/SAT scores on the document, we can accept these documents and you do not need to send or request additional scores directly from ACT/SAT. Save and have your high school add your scores to your transcript!
    – Proof of immunization for measles, mumps, and rubella (two doses of MMR vaccine) is required.
  • Apply for Housing
    – A housing application and fee ($75) is required to reserve a room. Rooms are assigned according to date of application.
    – Freshmen who live outside a 30 mile radius of the university are required to live on campus the first year, as well as select a meal plan.
    – You do not have to be admitted into the university before applying for housing.
    – The housing application is accessible at
  • Apply for Academic Scholarship
  • Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at
    -Apply for Pell Grant, work-study, and student loans using Delta State’s school code of 002403.
    – The online application is available beginning October 1.
    – Tip: Keep a copy of the documents you submit and be mindful of important deadlines.
  • Set up a campus tour
    – To schedule a campus tour, please visit or contact our tour coordinator at 662-846-4020.
    – Tours are offered Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.


  • Complete your Mississippi grant application by going to
    – Apply for MTAG, MESG and HELP.
    – Applications for HELP are due March 31, but MTAG and MESG may be submitted until September 15. NOTE: This applies to MS Residents ONLY
  • Check the mail box
    – Room assignments (building and room number) along with roommate are mailed toward the end of March.
    — Scholarship award letters are mailed the end of March to those eligible for academic and privately funded scholarships.
  • Take the ACT or SAT
    – If needed, the ACT is offered in February, April, and June.
    – Delta State University’s college code for ACT is 002190 and the SAT college code is 1163.
  • Register for summer orientation
    There are three orientation sessions for freshmen and transfers, two sessions in June and one in July. Choose the best date that accommodates your summer vacation and work plans.
    – Registration is available in April at
  • Confirm eligibility for admission
    – Verify receipt of your final high school transcript.
    – Look for your certificate of admission which will be mailed after graduation.
  • Pay Tuition
    – Tuition is due approximately 10 days prior to the start of school in August.



A maximum of 30 semester hours of undergraduate credit may be earned from the following sources: The Advanced Placement Test, College Level Examination Program (CLEP), and correspondence courses.

For credit on the following, contact the offices listed below.

The College Board’s AP Program offers 36 college-level courses for high school students. Each course culminates with an exam (usually taken in June) and allows academically prepared student to earn college credit.
Office of Admissions | 662-846-4020

College Level Examination Program
Office of Counseling and Testing, 662-846-4690

Students may receive credit to fulfill major requirements in a discipline with achievement of scores of 5 or above in the International Baccalaureate program, as determined by the department/division.
Office of Admissions, 662-846-4020

A student with military service may submit the appropriate military documents and receive credit for military service schools and activities. Recommendations of the American Council on Education (ACE) are used in determining credit.
Registrar’s Office, 662-846-4040



Delta State University Orientation sessions are designed to familiarize you with DSU policies and procedures while introducing you to faculty, staff, students and campus life. Dates for Orientation 2019 are June 3rd, June 24th, and July 8th. Registration is OPEN.

Visit DELTASTATE.EDU/ORIENTATION to find information on the following:

  • Orientation Team
  • What To Bring
  • Campus & Cleveland
  • FAQs
  • New Student Week
  • What Next?



The University Police Department (UPD) strives to protect life and property, understand and serve the needs of the campus community, and improve the quality of life by building capacities and apprehending offenders in a manner consistent with law and reflective of shared university values. The UPD maintains a safe and secure environment for the students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Delta State Police Website

24/7 campus surveillance and monitoring

Emergency Text Messaging

Free Campus Escorts

Emergency Easy-Access Phones

Bicycle Theft Program

Free Vehicle Boosts

Incident Reporting

Parking/Driving Enforcement

Free Vehicle Unlock



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