Student Financial Assistance
Student Financial Assistance
The Office of Financial Assistance works to meet the financial needs of the Statesmen community. The department assists students with Federal and State financial aid programs, student loans, state scholarships, and Federal Work Study. Financial Assistance monitors scholarship awards made by Delta State and provides off-campus scholarship information.
“Welcome to Delta State University, home of the Statesmen and the Fighting Okra!! Paying for college can be scary and intimidating, but we are here to help you get all that you are eligible to receive and complete school. We are not able to guarantee there will be money paid out of pocket or that you will always have a refund, but we will work with you and your parents to get as much as you are eligible to receive and help you get close. Filling out the FAFSA is the best way to determine what you are eligible to receive. You can fill out the FAFSA in October of every year and you will use the income tax information that you completed in April of the same year. We strongly encourage you to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool located inside the FAFSA. This tool will allow you to link to the IRS and pull the needed tax information into your FASFA. Using this tool will keep the Financial Aid office from asking for extra paperwork and will speed up the awarding process.
Always know that we were put here to assist all students in obtaining federal aid but we caution you to borrow only what is needed to complete the year. Loans are certainly a necessity for some students, but they are not always terrible because you, the student, (and sometimes, you, the parent), are investing in yourself. You are saying, “I can go to school to get an education that will allow me to get a job making enough money to pay back the student loans without hardship.” However, if you do not need student loans please do not take them out because eventually you will have to pay them back.
I encourage you to go through our web site. Make sure you understand our expectations regarding your grades and hours completed. Before you withdraw from classes make sure you come and talk to us because it can have a negative impact on your Federal Aid. Our website is located at this link: http://www.deltastate.edu/student-life/financial-aid/
As the Director of Financial Aid, I am continuously striving to offer the best customer service to our students. We have counselors available every day from 8:00 to 5:00 that are knowledgeable and are here to help you. (They used to be you, so they understand where you are coming from.) Never hesitate to contact our office if you have questions. In the Financial Aid world, there are never any questions that shouldn’t be asked. If you do not understand something then we certainly want you to ask us and give us the opportunity to help you understand. We can be reached by phone at 662-846-4670 or you can email us at email@example.com
We want you to enjoy your time at DSU and look forward to working with you while you are here. Join in and Stand out!!”
-Christie Rocconi, Director of Student Financial Assistance