Student Business Services
AmeriCorps is an organization that works with nonprofit groups and partnerships to help others and meet critical community needs. Members may receive benefits of service, including a monetary educational award. Please visit AmeriCorps.gov to complete an online award payment/voucher. Local contact: Terrance Walker, 662-846-4682, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act Funding
Delta State University is in partnership with the WIN Job Centers in the Delta Region to assist students with tuition and fees through the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act program. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act is a financial assistance program designed to help students finish school and find employment. Delta State is a training provider under the WIOA and works in conjunction with WIN Job Centers to assist students in applying for funding. Tools for applying for funding can be found below.
Delta WIOA Program Requirements
- Must be within final three semesters of school (*four if nursing student)
- Must be first bachelor’s degree
- Must have overall GPA of 2.0
- Must be enrolled in at least 12 hours per semester unless the final semester
- Must be a resident of the Mississippi Delta
- Complete the WIOA Pre-Qualification Survey (email Erica Spiller, WIOA Coordinator)
- Pre-register for classes for the term.
- Complete an application.
- Complete a program of study form with advisor’s signature (form should be approved three semesters prior to graduation).
- Submit completed application and program of study form to Student Business Services: Office 134.
The WIN Job Center determines if a student is officially eligible to receive WIOA funding.
WIOA Approved Degrees
Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA)
- Computer Information Systems
Bachelor of Science (BS)
- Nursing (RN to BSN)
Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS)
- Geospatial Analysis & Intelligence
DSU WIOA Coordinator:
Erica Spiller, 662-846-4830, email@example.com
Perkins Loan Exit Interview
Federal Perkins Loans are low-interest loans for undergraduate and graduate students with exceptional financial need. Those who receive Perkins Loans must complete an exit interview upon graduation. After completing the interview, please print the confirmation page for your records. Local Contact: Shelia Williams, Perkins Loan Representative, 662-846-4649, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Form 1098-T is an informational tax document to aid taxpayers in determining whether they are eligible to claim a tax deduction or one of the education tax credits (Hope Credit, American Opportunity, or Lifetime Learning Credit).
Eligible educational institutions must issue this form to any student who paid “qualified educational expenses” in the preceding tax year.
Students who did not grant consent to receive the form 1098-T electronically by the December deadline will have a paper statement mailed to their home address.
The 1098T used for tax purposes is located on myDSU online. After logging in, click student records for the form. Then select the correct year.
For questions, please email email@example.com.
MPACT is a program designed to help parents and future students save for college tuition. MPACT allows the cost of tuition to be locked in at today’s rate.
This is the only prepaid tuition plan available that is guaranteed by the State of Mississippi. While students must still meet the requirements for college admissions, any child in Mississippi 18 years or younger and not currently enrolled in college is eligible.
Students who have MPACT accounts must give Delta State University authorization to bill the state of Mississippi Treasury each term for funding. Please click on the link below to submit the request.
To find out more information on the program, visit their web site or contact Student Business Services at (662) 846-4698.