Payment and Registration Guide

Fall 2024 – Payment Process

Course Cancellation/Purge › Payment for tuition and fees is due before classes begin. Please log in to your student account to check balances and make payments.

August 29, 2024 › 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

$ 4,217.50

Per Semester– Undergraduate (12–19 hours) | $4,217.50*
– Graduate (9–13 hours) | $4,217.50*

Part Time

$ 351.00 - 533.00

Per Credit Hour– Undergraduate | $351.00*
– Graduate | $469.00*
– iMBA | $533.00*

*Special course fees may apply in addition to the rate referenced above.

Campus Improvement Fee
Full-time student $60, part-time undergraduate $5 per hour, and part-time graduate $6.67 per hour.

Student Activity Fee
Full-time student $25, part-time undergraduate $2.08 per hour, and part-time graduate $2.78 per hour.

Important Dates

17-20 – New Student Okratation.
21 – Day/Night classes begin. Late registration begins.
22 – Financial Aid refunds begin.
29 – Last day to add and/or register for Fall semester. Last day a course may be changed from credit to audit. Last day to pay for registration and avoid being removed from all classes.

September 2024
2 – Labor Day holiday
3 – Classes resume
4 – Last day to drop class without receiving a grade of W. Last day to drop class and receive tuition refund.
5 – Grades go into effect (W or F) when dropping courses – Students must use drop form on or after this day.

October 2024
1 – Fall graduation late application deadline.
7 – Mid-semester
7-8 – Fall Break begins.
9 – Classes resume.
25 – Last day to withdraw from a course.
28 – Early Spring and Winter Intersession semester registration begins.

November 2024
1 – Spring graduation application deadline.
25-29 – Thanksgiving break

December 2024
2 – Classes resume.
9-12 – Final Examinations
13 – Commencement

Need to Know


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 the first day of school. 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 the myDSU Portal. Questions about refunds should be referred to Student Business Services.


Application Process
You must complete the 2023-2024 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.


Application Process
Complete the application at, and pay a $75 application fee at Student Business Services.
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 through 10th day: 75%
• 11th day through 20th day: 50%
• 21st day through 25th day: 25%
• After 25th day: 0%

Campus Resources

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