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Work Study Job Postings

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COLLEGE WORK STUDY    ** Starting Pay Rate is $8.00 for undergraduate students and $10.00 for graduate students.   **Maximum hours a student can work per week  - 12** CRITERIA: To participate in Work Study for 2012 - 2013 , you must have a Work Study award as a part of your financial aid package.  If Work Study does not appear on your award, you are not authorized to start a Work Study job at this time. Undergraduate Student, which now includes 2nd semester freshmen (who have at least 12 earned credit hours) must have a 2.0 overall g.p.a.   Graduate Students must have a 3.0 overall g.p.a.   Students must be registered as full-time students (6 credits per semester for graduate students or 12 credits per semester for undergraduate students).   Students must be in good academic standing and have an accurate FAFSA on file that has been reviewed and processed by the Financial Aid Office.   *Work study awards will be automatically offered to eligible students.  Work Study funds are limited; not every eligible student can receive a Work Study offer*   Spring 2013 job postings

In State Incoming Freshman Scholarships

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Delaware State University currently provides our students an array of scholarships. Prospective scholarship recipients may become eligible based upon academic achievement, financial need, group affiliation, or some combination of these factors. The University works to assist students in meeting their financial needs (Financial Need = Cost of Attendance – Expected Family Contribution). In addition to scholarships, students in need of additional educational funds might consider: Contacting businesses, civic organizations, fraternal or religious organizations to ask if they offer scholarships, Speaking to high school administrative or counseling staff about available scholarships, Contacting a local library for further resource information, Internet scholarship databases such as www.fastweb.com Scholarship Opportunities   The Inspire Scholarship is available to Delaware high school graduates with excellent credentials to attend Delaware State University.  Click here for more information.          The Osher Reentry Scholarship is available to adults who are entering DSU after a five year gap in pursuing their first bachelor’s degree. To apply, please download the following e-application; after completion, email it to dsufoundation@desu.edu. For more information, contact the Office of Development at dsufoundation@desu.edu or 302.857.6055. Click here to read more…    Merit Scholarships   Distinguished Achievement Scholastic Honor (DASH) is a merit-based scholarship awarded by the University’s Office of Admission to entering full-time, first-year freshmen who are United States citizens and are residence of the State of Delaware. Scholarships are awarded on the basis of high academic achievement. up to $4,000.00 Heritage Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship awarded by the University’s Office of Admission to entering full-time, first-year freshmen who are United States citizens and are residence of the State of Delaware on the basis of outstanding academic achievement. up to $2,000.00 DSU Advantage Grant is a need-based award given to applicants upon review of their FAFSA. Available on a first-come, first-served basis to applicants who apply and are accepted to the University.  A combination of GPA and test score determines eligibility and award amount.  The award amount is also determined by on or off campus housing.  Applicants must be full-time, first-year, just out of high school freshmen who are United States citizens.  DASH and Heritage scholarship recipients are not eligible. Recipients of the DSU Advantage Grant are also eligible for the ANS Grant. up to $1,000.00 ANS Grant (Aid to Needy Students)is available on a first-come; first-served basis to applicants who apply and are accepted to the University. Eligible applicants reside in the State of Delaware and are full-time, first-year, just out of high school freshmen who are United States citizens.  This grant is need based and funded by the State of Delaware.  You must file a FASFA by March 1. For applicants who wish to live on campus and for applicants who want to commute.   Please note that scholarship candidates are selected from the pool of admission applicants and are evaluated based on their complete academic (GPA and test scores) profile. A scholarship application is not required. Eligibility in no way guarantees awarding. Scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Financial need is not taken into consideration when awarding merit-based scholarships. Renewal of all scholarships is based on continued achievement of the grade point average (GPA) specified for the scholarship awarded, as well as consecutive full-time enrollment each semester. Visual and Performing Arts Scholarships Applicants with outstanding talents in music and who would like to be members of the “Approaching Storm” Band or the University Choir may be considered for these scholarships. Auditions are required. You may contact the Chairperson of the Music Department, Dr. John Graulty at (302) 857-6680. Other Opportunities There are numerous outside scholarship opportunities for Delaware State University incoming freshman. Please note that Federal and University financial assistance is available only to U.S. citizens and Permanent Residents. Also, please be aware that scholarships, policies, guidelines, and criteria are subject to change without prior notification.    

Financial Aid - Current Students

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Financial Aid - Current Students As the fall semester draws to a close, it is time to start thinking about the 2009 – 2010 school year.  The Office of Financial Aid has posted information below to assist you with your financial aid planning.  Please e-mail us at faid@desu.edu if you have any questions.  You can visit the office Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  There is no appointment necessary.  You can also call (302) 857 - 6250 during normal business hours. Some Things to Think About Do you need Summer classes? Have you met with your Academic Advisor? Are you on target to complete 30 credits this year? Will you have enough aid to pay for summer classes? Talk to Financial Aid NOW to determine summer aid eligibility! Call for an appointment (302) 857‐6250 2009 Financial Aid Timeline January ~ Complete DSU’s Returning and Transfer Student Scholarship Application. February ~ Complete the FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov ~ Apply for outside scholarships ~ Meet with your Academic Advisor — Do you need to take Summer classes? March ~ DSU FAFSA Priority deadline is March 15th ~ Returning and Transfer Scholarship deadline is March 15th ~ Review your Student Aid Report April ~ FAFSA Verification Documents are due to Financial Aid by April 15th May ~ Apply for Parent PLUS and Private loans ~ Update your mailing and e-mail addresses before going home for the summer! 2009 FAFSA Workshop Dates Financial Aid staff will be available to help students complete the FAFSA on-line. Students must have a completed FAFSA on the Web Worksheet to participate. For Worksheets, visit www.fafsa.ed.gov or the Office of Financial Aid. January Time Open to Location 01/20/2009 11:00 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. Project Success students BOA Building, Room 301 01/27/2009 11:00 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. Project Success students BOA Building, Room 301 01/27/2009 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. All students BOA Building, Room 301 February Time Open to Location 02/03/2009 11:00 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. All students BOA Building, Room 301 02/10/2009 11:00 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. All students BOA Building, Room 301 02/10/2009 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. All students BOA Building, Room 301 02/17/2009 11:00 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. All students BOA Building, Room 301 02/24/2009 11:00 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. All students BOA Building, Room 301 March Time Open to Location 03/03/2009 11:00 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. All students BOA Building, Room 301 03/10/2009 11:00 a.m. - 11:55 a.m. All students BOA Building, Room 301 03/10/2009* 6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. All students BOA Building, Room 301 * FAFSA Priority Deadline is March 15th Office of Financial Aid faid@desu.edu (302) 857‐6250

Federal PLUS Loans

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Federal PLUS Loans Federal (Parent) PLUS Loans are loans that parents can obtain to help pay the cost of education for their dependent undergraduate children. Parents (i.e. biological, adoptive and/or step-parent) of dependent students can borrow from the PLUS Loan program. The Parent Plus loan is subject to credit approval. Although not a requirement if the student will not be receiving any other federal student aid, parents are encouraged to have their dependent children submit a FAFSA so their children can receive the maximum student financial aid they’re eligible for. Terms and conditions: Repayment period begins on the date of the last disbursement of the   loan (however, you may contact the lender for possible deferment   options) Borrower and student must be a United States citizen or an eligible   non-citizen* Borrower must not be in default on a federal student loan Borrower must not owe a refund on a federal education grant Student must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours) Student must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress standards   (see student handbook for SAP policy requirements) *IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT ONCE A PARENT PLUS LOAN IS APPROVED, DSU IS REQUESTING THAT BOTH PARENT AND STUDENT PROVIDE PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP TO THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID, BEFORE A PLUS LOAN IS PROCESSED. Should the borrower be denied the Parent (Plus) loan for credit reasons, the student may be eligible to receive a Federal Unsubsidized Stafford Loan up to their maximum eligibility. Upon receipt of either the hardcopy or electronic denial letter, the Financial Aid Office will award the student the unsubsidized loan. Graduate students may obtain PLUS Loans to help pay for their own education as well. Graduate students applying for a Graduate PLUS Loan are required to submit a FAFSA. Just like the Parent (Plus) loan, this loan is subject to credit approval as well. Terms and conditions: Student must receive their maximum eligibility in Stafford Loans first Student must be enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours) Student must be making Satisfactory Academic Progress standards   (see student handbook for SAP policy requirements) Student must be a United States citizen or an eligible non-citizen* * IT IS IMPERATIVE THAT ONCE A GRADUATE PLUS LOAN IS APPROVED, DSU IS REQUESTING THAT STUDENT PROVIDE PROOF OF CITIZENSHIP TO THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID, BEFORE A PLUS LOAN IS PROCESSED. Currently, there is a fixed interest rate of 8.5 percent for loans first disbursed on or after July 1, 2006. Parent and Graduate PLUS loan applications can be completed through either of the following websites: AESUSA Funds

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