2014 Dakota State University Summer Financial Aid and Work Study Information

Please review these items regarding summer financial aid prior to applying for summer financial aid.  Contact the DSU Financial Aid Office at fa@dsu.edu or 605-256-5152 with any questions.

  1. Complete the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. To be awarded Federal financial aid, we must receive valid FAFSA results and you must be accepted into a DSU degree-seeking program. Students eligible for Pell Grant may want to submit the 2013-14 FAFSA if they did not attend full-time during the 2013-14 school year to obtain unused grant funds (if eligible).
  2. Must be enrolled at least half-time with the SD Board of Regents System. Complete an application for summer financial aid if you plan on enrolling in at least 6 credit hours (5 credit hours for graduate students) throughout the entire summer term, are degree-seeking at DSU, and are seeking Federal financial aid to assist with your educational costs over the summer. (In some cases, Federal Pell Grant may be awarded if enrollment is less than 6 credit hours.) Credits can be with any SD BOR university (BHSU, DSU, NSU, SDSU, SDSM&T, and USD).
  3. Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements: To be eligible for summer financial aid, you must meet the minimum standards of the Dakota State University Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy as of the end of the 2014 Spring semester; must have completed 67% of the total credits attempted with a 2.0 or greater cumulative GPA. In addition, your progress will be evaluated for Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements upon completion of the summer term if you enter the summer sessions on Financial Aid Probation.
  4. Federal Direct and PLUS Loan information: Summer federal loan disbursements will reduce your academic year loan funds. For example, student with less than 30 completed credits has Direct loan eligibility of $5,500 for the year, borrowed $1375 during summer, remaining eligibility for fall/spring is $4,125. Dates of Federal Direct and PLUS loan disbursements will coincide with the summer sessions in which you are enrolled.  Summer loan funds are NEVER distributed before your classes start in case a class were to be cancelled.
  5. Be prepared to pay for books, supplies and personal items out of pocket.  You will need to purchase your books before class starts and you should not wait for financial aid.

2014 Summer Financial Aid Application

2014 Summer Work Study Application

Summer Federal Work Study

  1. Complete the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. We must receive valid FAFSA results from you before award consideration to determine eligibility. If your FAFSA is selected for verification, you must complete this process in order for DSU to determine work study eligibility.
  2. May I work and be enrolled over the summer? You may have both part-time Federal Work Study and Federal loan awarded to you if you are enrolled at least half-time in the summer. To be eligible for Federal Work Study you must be a summer school student OR be enrolled at DSU at least half-time during the 2014 Fall semester.
  3. If you are employed through Dakota State University Federal Work Study, and you decide you will not enroll during the 2014 Fall semester at DSU, you are immediately not eligible for Federal Work Study and must stop working (unless you are enrolled half-time during summer). Please notify the Financial Aid Office immediately.
  4. Jobs Available:

Technology Assistant – Athletic Department

Clerical duties, researching alumni information, help with mass mailings, web site maintenance, social media relations, equipment management, spreadsheet and database data entry, video production, Daktronics video operations, gold tournament preparations and welcoming visitors.  Requires PhotoShop, Microsoft Office, video editing systems and social media knowledge, as well as good communication and organization skills.


Office Assistant – Human Resources Office

General office duties, document scanning and indexing, timesheet auditing and specific project related to Title IX implementation.  Requires knowledge of Excel and Word, attention to detail and good communication and organization skills.


Help Desk Technician – IT Services

Provide support for day-to-day Help Desk activities, set up new and repair/refurbish current WMCI devices, install replacement computers in labs, provide students, staff and faculty with security user education and OS maintenance on mobile devices, assist with various ITS projects and support the distribution of WMCI devices.


Grounds Assistant – Physical Plant – 2 positions available

Work outside much of the time mowing, weed whacking, edging, picking up garbage and recycling, and refueling and cleaning fleet motor pool vehicles.  Also paint and help maintenance technicians prepare buildings for the school year.  Must have a valid driver’s license.


Office Assistant – Career Services Office

General office duties, research various sources to post jobs on the CS web site, schedule appointments, process credential requests and assist with large mailings, job fairs and database entry.  Must exercise confidentiality and attention to detail.


Custodial Assistant – Physical Plant (2 positions)

Assist facility workers in providing a clean environment in the dorms by dusting, vacuuming, painting, washing windows and other projects as assigned.  Must have a valid driver’s license.


**Full-time is 20-30 hours per week depending on pay rate, Part-time is 10-15 hours per week depending on pay rate. Full-time positions may be split into 2 part-time positions.**

Last Updated: 5/14/14