Cost of Attendance

All costs are listed per year.

Tuition | $6,012

Undergraduates with 12-19 hours per semester.

Residence Halls

Foundation Hall | $4,642
Court of Governors, New Men’s,
Brumby-Castle | $3,894
Cain-Tatum, Cleveland, Lawler-Harkins | $3,748

ALL ACCESS Meal Plan | $2,850

Freshmen and sophomores, living on campus, will receive unlimited meals at Young-Mauldin Dining Hall and $350 in Flex Bucks per year.

B.Y.O.P. | $1,050 – $2,640

Upperclassmen and commuters can build their own meal plans which consist of a combination of various meal block and Flex Buck options.

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There are absolutely $0 out-of-state tuition fees.

Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Assistance works with students to meet your financial needs. The department can assist you with federal and state financial aid programs, student loans, state scholarships and federal work study. The office is staffed with full-time, financial aid counselors, so your questions will not go unanswered.

Contact the Office of Financial Assistance at 662-846-4670 or visit online.


Freshmen Scholarships

Through our scholarship program, Delta State University recognizes students who have excelled in high school and demonstrate the potential for academic success in college. Academic scholarships are awarded based on high school grade point average (GPA), ACT/SAT scores and class rank. Privately funded scholarships are based on a number of factors which may include: high school GPA, ACT or SAT score, financial need and residency.

*For scholarship consideration, you must submit a completed scholarship application and be admitted to the university by March 1.

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Freshman Scholarship Guidelines

  1. A complete scholarship application (including resume and essay) is required for consideration: priority deadline is December 1, final deadline is March 1.
  2. Scholarship applications are reviewed for freshmen that have been admitted to Delta State University with a minimum 22 ACT and 3.00 cumulative non-weighted high school grade point average.
  3. The ACT/SAT composite score from a national test prior to enrollment is acceptable; super-scoring is not acceptable.
  4. Scholarships are awarded to current year high school graduates only.
  5. The FAFSA must be completed for privately-funded scholarship consideration.
  6. Scholarship recipients must be enrolled full-time.
  7. Scholarships are available for undergraduate study only, up to the completion of 140 earned hours.
  8. Scholarship guarantees may be paid with institutional, foundation or privately funded monies.
  9. Dismissal from the University will result in forfeiture of all scholarships.
  10. Scholarships are not available for summer sessions.
  11. Scholarships are renewable each year based on continued eligibility (completion of 30 semester hours with a 3.0 DSU GPA).
  12. Scholarship awards are dependent upon available funds; a limited number may be offered.
  • National Merit Semi-Finalist  - $3,750 per year | $16,875 total
  • National Merit Finalist – $5,000 per year | $22,500 total
  • Opportunity Award (ACT 22-25 or SAT 1020-1160) – $2,000 per year | $9,000 total
  • Achievement Scholarship (ACT 26-28 or SAT 1170-1270) – $3,006 per year | $13,527 total
  • Academic Excellence Scholarship (ACT 29-36 or SAT 1280-1600) – $6,012 per year | $27,054 total
  • Salutatorian Scholarship – 1 time award only of $500
    Initial eligibility: verification as indicated by official high school transcript, awarded to current year high school graduates. May be stacked with academic and privately funded scholarship.
  • Valedictorian Scholarship – 1 time award only of $1,000
    Initial eligibility: verification as indicated by official high school transcript, awarded to current year high school graduates. May be stacked with academic and privately funded scholarship.
  • Privately funded scholarship – varies depending on scholarship
    Initial eligibility: less than 140 earned cumulative hours, criteria as set forth by the scholarship donor. May be stacked with first-time freshmen academic scholarships.

Transfer Scholarships

Delta State recognizes students through its scholarship and award program. A scholarship application is required. Scholarships and awards are available for undergraduate study up to the completion of 124 earned hours; summer terms
are excluded. Note that annual renewal conditions must be met to maintain all scholarships and awards.

*For scholarship consideration, you must submit a completed scholarship application and be admitted to the university by May 1.

TRANSFER SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION

Transfer Scholarship Guidelines

  1. A scholarship application (including resume and essay) is required for consideration:
    • Fall enrollment: priority deadline is May 1, final deadline July 1
    • Spring enrollment: priority deadline is October 1, final deadline December 1
  2. Scholarship applications will be reviewed for transfer students that have been admitted to Delta State University.
  3. Scholarship recipients must be enrolled full-time.
  4. Scholarships are available for undergraduate study only, up to the completion of 140 earned hours.
  5. The FAFSA must be completed for privately-funded scholarship consideration.
  6. Scholarship guarantees may be paid with institutional, foundation or privately funded monies.
  7. Dismissal from the University will result in forfeiture of all scholarships.
  8. Scholarships are not available for summer sessions.
  9. Scholarship awards are dependent upon available funds; a limited number may be offered.
  • Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship - 100% tuition award
    Initial eligibility: verification of Phi Theta Kappa membership, 3.00 cumulative GPA, completion of 60-140 cumulative earned hours. May be stacked with Phi Theta Kappa All-Academic Team and privately funded scholarships.
  • Phi Theta Kappa All-Academic Team Scholarship - 1 time award only of $2,000 for first team and $1,500 for second team
    Initial eligibility: named member of All-Academic Team, also see Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship initial eligibility. May be stacked with Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship and privately funded.
  • Transfer Academic Scholarship - 50% tuition award
    Initial eligibility:  3.00 cumulative GPA, completion of 60-140 cumulative earned hours. Cannot be stacked with Phi Theta Kappa Scholarships; may be stacked with privately funded scholarships. Minimum renewal criteria after first year is a Delta State GPA of 3.00, completion of 30 hours per academic year, available up to the completion of 140 earned undergraduate hours.
  • Transfer Recognition Scholarship – $2,000 per year award
    Initial eligibility: 3.00 cumulative GPA, completion of 30-59 cumulative earned hours. Cannot be stacked with Phi Theta Kappa or Transfer Academic Scholarships; may be stacked with privately funded scholarships. Minimum renewal criteria is a Delta State GPA of 3.00, completion of 30 hours per academic year. Once a minimum of 60 earned undergraduate hours has been achieved the student will be transferred to either the Phi Theta Kappa or Transfer Academic Scholarship.
  • Privately funded scholarship – award varies depending on scholarship
    Initial eligibility: less than 140 earned cumulative hours, criteria as set forth by the scholarship donor. May be stacked with Phi Theta Kappa or transfer academic scholarship.