STEPS TO APPLY
STEPS TO APPLY
STEPS TO APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID
STEP 1 – Get a PIN, an electric access code number (both parent and student should apply). With a PIN, you can sign your FAFSA online. Go to www.pin.ed.gov.
STEP 2 – Collect the documents needed to apply, including income tax returns, W-2 forms, and other records of income (2010 tax forms).
STEP 3 – Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – APPLY EARLY!!
(Priority Date is MARCH 1) www.fafsa.gov DSU School Code: 003463
STEP 4 – Complete applications for scholarships. DSU Scholarship website… http://www.dsu.edu/financial-aid/scholarships.aspx
STEP 5 – Review your Student Aid Report (SAR) – the result of the FAFSA application. If necessary, make changes or corrections and resubmit. Your complete, correct SAR will contain your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) – the number used to determine your federal student aid eligibility.
STEP 6 – If selected for verification, you will receive information from the Enrollment Services Center in Vermillion on what forms to submit.
STEP 7 – If eligible for aid, an award letter will be sent from DSU (typically middle of April). You must be accepted to DSU in order to receive an award letter from DSU.
Other helpful sites include:
- www.studentaid.ed.gov - website specifically for students
- www.dsu.edu/about/consumer-information/index.aspx - High Education Opportunity Act Disclosures