Financial Aid — Current Students

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Graduating seniors: Click here for important information on the Exit Counseling requirement for graduation.

As a student borrower you are legally required to complete Exit Counseling if you have taken one of the following actions and were a recipient of Title IV financial aid:

  • Graduated or will be graduating from your program of study
  • Withdrawn
  • Ceased attending
  • Were enrolled for less than half time (6 credits Undergraduate / 3 credits Graduate)

The purpose for this process is to help you (the student borrower) understand your rights and responsibilities while providing information to help you manage your loans. You must complete the Exit Counseling even if you plan to register for the upcoming semester. Please make sure you read all directions prior to logging in (you must login using your FAFSA Pin). Once you are in the system, follow all steps until you have finished. Directions for accessing the counseling are listed below:

  1. Logon to www.studentloans.gov 
  2. Select: Counseling Demo
  3. Select: Exit Counseling Option

Lastly, we recommend that you contact your servicer to find out about repayment options which may be available to you. If you are unsure of who services your loans, you can logon to www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds_SA/, select Financial Aid Review to get the correct information. Please allow at least 5 business days for your DSU records to reflect that you have completed this process.

DEADLINE: MAY 2, 2014

PLEASE NOTE: If you have received a Federal Perkins or Nursing Loan, you will receive an exit packet from Campus Partners at a later date. To secure a copy of your debt summary, log on to: www.campusloans.com. If your graduation date is incorrect, forward an email: lthompson@desu.edu listing your expected graduation date.

Failure to complete the counseling could result in a hold being placed on your student records.

 

As the  spring semester progresses, it is time to start thinking about the next academic 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, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m; the office is open until 6:00 p.m. on Wednesdays.  There is no appointment necessary.  

Download a copy of our "Important Things You Must Know As You Go" Student Checklist.

 

Early Refund Discontinued

Beginning with the fall 2014 semester, Delaware State University will no longer participate in the early refund process. Refunds of student account funding that exceeds the total costs and expenses for fall 2014 will now be made available in late September.

Because refunds will not be issued prior to the start of the semester, students who choose off-campus housing must be financially responsible for their deposit and lease obligations as the academic year begins. If you will not be financially prepared, DSU offers a variety of opportunities for on-campus housing that can meet your needs. For upperclassmen, this includes the DSU Living and Learning Commons,  the new residential facility that opened this year. Students can apply for on-campus housing beginning April 15 through a link that will be sent to your DSU email account.

If you have any questions about the refund process, you may contact the Office of Financial Aid at 302.857.6250 or faid@desu.edu.