Course Cancellation | Payment for tuition and fees is due before classes begin. Please login to your student account to check balances and make payments.

August 6 › Payment must be received or a payment plan must be authorized, or you will be purged from classes. You will no longer be enrolled in your classes.

August 25 › If payment has not been resolved, courses will be removed from Canvas, meal plans will be suspended, and you will be removed from housing.

Full Time

$ 3,006

Per Semester– Undergraduate (12–19 hours) | $3,006*
– Graduate (9–13 hours) | $3,006*

Part Time

$ 251 to 398

Per Credit Hour– Undergraduate | $251*
– Graduate | $334*
– MBA | $398*

*Special course fees may apply in addition to the rate referenced above. A listing of all special course related fees can be found at

Full Time Student $50, Part Time Undergraduate $4.17 Per Hour, and Part Time Graduate $5.56 Per Hour.


9 – Residence halls close at 1 p.m.


1 – Entering transfer student scholarship deadline (fall semester)
31 – Fall preferred deadline in Financial Aid

1 – Last day to apply for admissions
6 – Payment for early registration due at 5 p.m.
14 – Begin issuing refund checks
16 – Fall residence halls open at 1 p.m. | Dining hall opens at 4 p.m.
17 – Classes begin | 100% tuition refund for withdrawal period begins
18 – Late registration begins ($25 late fee applied to registration on or after this date.)
25 – Payment for late registration due at 5 p.m.
26 – Registration closes (Students may still drop courses in DSU Online Services.)

6 – 100% tuition refund for withdrawal period ends
Grades go into effect (W or F) when dropping courses. Students must use drop form on or after this date.
No shows reported by faculty. (No-show courses will be dropped from student schedule and a $50 fee will be charged for each.)
7 – Fall room visitation for residence halls begins at 3 p.m.
15 – MTAG/MSEG deadline

14 – Midterm grades due by 12 p.m.


3 – Deadline to apply for December 2015 graduation
16 – Pre-registration for spring classes begins. Current term balances must be cleared before registration.
20 – Residence halls close at 5 p.m.
29 – Residence halls open at 2 p.m.

1 – Entering transfer student scholarship deadline (spring semester)
4 – Last day to withdraw from a course
12 – Residence halls close at 1:00 p.m. | Fall commencement
14 – Final grades posted by 12 p.m.

10 – Residence halls open at 1 p.m. | Dining hall opens at 4 p.m.
18 – Room visitation for residence halls begins 3:00 p.m.

1 – Fall priority for financial aid | Entering freshman scholarship deadline
4 – Residence halls close at 5:00 p.m. for Spring break
13 – Residence halls open at 1 p.m.
31 – State scholarship deadline for fall semester


Registration Assurance
Payment in full or successful enrollment in the University’s deferred payment plan is REQUIRED to reserve your class selections. It is your responsibility to ensure financial aid or third party payments that are expected to cover all charges and fees are properly noted and paid to your student account before payment due dates for the term. Failure to pay all outstanding tuition and fees by payment due dates will result in your classes being cancelled.
Aid Funds Paid to Student Accounts
Grants, scholarships and loans will pay to student accounts beginning three days prior to the start of the semester. All financial aid requirements must be completed before funds will pay.
Direct Deposit/Refund Checks
If the amount of the financial aid paid to your student account exceeds your total charges, a refund will be issued through direct deposit or a refund check. Refund checks will be produced and mailed starting August 14, 2015. Students are encouraged to sign up for direct deposit to expedite the delivery of their refund. Account balance and refund information can be viewed through myDSU Online Services. Questions about refunds should be referred to Student Business Services.
Application Process
You must complete the 2015–2016 FAFSA at Mississippi students should also apply for state financial aid at Notifications regarding documentation needed in the Financial Aid office will be sent as soon as a FAFSA form is received. Forms can be found online at Return all completed forms to the Financial Aid office in Kent Wyatt Hall, Room 144 by July 31 to not be included in the August 6 class cancellation (purge).
Application Process
Complete the application at, and pay a deposit of $50.
Refund of Living Expenses
A resident student withdrawing from the residence hall will receive a refund of room and board charges as follows:
• 1st day of class through 10th day: 75%
• 11th day of class through 20th day: 50%
• 21st day of class through 25th day: 25%
• 26th day of class: 0%


All official university communication will be sent to your OkraMail email account. Please check it often for updates and announcements.