DELTA STATE FAMILY

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 admissions@deltastate.edu.

On this page, you will find information on the following:
Tuition/Fees
Scholarships
Financial Aid
Admissions Checklist
Campus Safety
Cleveland

TUITION/FEES

Tuition/Fees

$ 6298

Per Year

*All costs listed are for the 16/17 year

Undergraduate (12-19 hours) $6298
Capital Improvement Fee $120

Application Fee $25 (non-refundable)

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

Meal Plan

$ 3060

Per Year

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, Java City, Burger Studio, P.O.D. Express, Burrito Bowl and university concessions.

Residence Hall

$ 4314*

Per Year

*Average cost

$50 Housing Application Deposit

Rates shown as double occupancy. For specific hall rates and private room rates, visit www.deltastate.edu/housing.

WOMEN’S RESIDENCE
$4,150 – $4,350

MEN’S RESIDENCE
$4,150 – $4,400

MEN’S & WOMEN’S RESIDENCE
$4,150 – $4,700

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.

Delta State University Scholarship Policy: Institutional, foundation, state, and federally funded scholarships and grants are all subject to a maximum yearly amount not to exceed the actual cost of tuition, average room and board, and a $600 per year book allowance. Scholarships are applied to student accounts to cover institutional costs of attendance.

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

Priority deadline December 1.

Final deadline March 1.

The scholarship application may be completed through the student’s admissions account or by submitting a paper application.

First Time Freshmen

National Merit Semi-Finalist | $3,750 Year  ($16,875 Total)

National Merit Finalist | $5,000 Year  ($22,500 Total)

Opportunity Award | ACT 22-25 (SAT 1020-1160) | $2,100 Year

Achievement Scholarship | ACT 26-28 (SAT 1170-1270) | $3,156 Year

Academic Excellence | ACT 29-36 (SAT 1280-1600) | $6,312 Year

Additional Opportunities

  • Salutatorian Scholarship
    Award: 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
    Award: 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
    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 first-time freshmen academic scholarships.

Scholarship Guidelines

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.

First Time Transfers

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship
Award: 100% tuition
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.
Minimum renewal criteria after first year: DSU GPA of 3.00, completion of 30 hours per academic year, available up to the completion of 140 earned undergraduate hours.
Phi Theta Kappa All-Academic Team Scholarship
First Team: 1 time award of $2,000
Second Team: 1 time award of $1,500
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
Award: 50% tuition
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: DSU GPA of 3.00, completion of 30 hours per academic year, available up to the completion of 140 earned undergraduate hours.
Transfer Recognition Scholarship
Award: $2,000 per year
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: DSU 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.

Scholarship Guidelines

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.

FINANCIAL AID

Types of Financial Aid

Grants

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.

Loans

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.

Important Dates

March 31 | HELP Grant deadline

July 31 | Preferred fall deadline to avoid class cancellation

September 15 |MTAG & MESG deadline

Helpful Resources

Fastweb | fastweb.com

FAFSA on the Web | www.fafsa.ed.gov

MTAG/MESG | www.riseupms.com

Financial Aid information | www.finaid.org

Contact Info

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

School Code
002403

FINANCIAL AID WEBSITE

ADMISSIONS CHECKLIST

Fall Semester

  • 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 www.deltastate.edu/apply.
  • Pay the Application Fee
    – The 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.
    – Some schools will include your ACT/ SAT scores on the transcript. However, it is always best to have your scores sent directly from the testing office.
    – Proof of immunization for measles, mumps, and rubella (two doses of MMR vaccine) is required.
  • Apply for Housing
    – A housing deposit of $50 if 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 www.deltastate.edu/housing.
  • Apply for Academic Scholarship
    – The priority deadline for a completed scholarship application is December 1, and the final deadline is March 1.
    – To view and print the application, visit www.deltastate.edu/scholarships
    – A complete scholarship application includes a resume and essay.
  • Set up a campus tour
    – To schedule a campus tour, please visit www.deltastate.edu/visit or contact our tour coordinator at 662-846-4020.
    – Tours are offered Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Spring Semester

  • Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at www.fafsa.gov
    -Apply for Pell Grant, work-study, and student loans using Delta State’s school code of 002403.
    – The online application is available beginning January 1.
    – Tip: Keep a copy of the documents you submit and be mindful of important deadlines.
  • Complete your Mississippi grant application by going to www.mississippi.edu/financialaid
    – 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, 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 www.deltastate.edu/orientation.
  • 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.

CAMPUS SAFETY

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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