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Resources

Many resources are available to students while searching for financial assistance.  Exploring these resources will provide students with helpful information in financing their education.

Delaware State University

  • Academic Advising Center - Provides professional academic advising to students who are open majors, first-year students with declared majors, pre-majors, pre-professional majors and non-degree, special status students. All students are welcome to contact the Academic Advising Center with questions.
  • Admissions - Provides a wealth of information about the University of Iowa campus and its offerings.
  • Office of Registrar - Provides information on services related to student records such as the course catalog, registration, fees, grading process, graduation and diploma services, residency status, academic calendar, verification of registration.
  • University Loan Collections Office - Provides information on the billing and collection of federal and institutional student loans (other than Federal Direct Loans and Private Loans).
  • Office of Student Accounts - Provides information on receipt and payment of university bills, disbursement of financial aid funds, and 1098-T forms.
  • Campus Life - Provides resources for students, parents and families to assist them in connecting with student life and ensuring student success.
  • University Housing - Provides information on housing and dining programs designed to meet the diverse developmental and educational needs of students.

U.S. Government

The following links are provided as information resources. Delaware State University is not responsible for information provided by outside web sites. Links to outside sites does not imply endorsement.

  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) - Information and application instructions for filing the FAFSA on the web.
  • Funding Your Education - Provides a comprehensive guide to federal financial aid including an explanation of the three major federal financial aid programs (grants, loans, and work-study).
  • Higher Education Tax Benefits - Tax benefits may be available for qualified students or parents paying education costs. Information (including how to obtain a 1098-T form and cost of attendance amounts for room and board) is available on the Financial Aid website.
  • Loan Consolidation - Assists students in determining if they should consolidate their student loans and how to apply for a consolidation loan.
  • National Student Loan Data Systems (NSLDS) - The U.S. Department of Education’s central database for Title IV student aid. This site provides information on individual student’s loan and/or grant amounts, outstanding balances, loan statuses, and disbursements. 
  • Student Aid on the Web - Provides information from the U.S. Department of Education on preparing for and funding education beyond high school.

Scholarship Searches

The following links are provided as information resources. Delaware State University is not responsible for information provided by outside web sites. Links to outside sites does not imply endorsement. Use caution with companies who guarantee scholarships for a fee as there are many free services available.

  • College Board Scholarship Search - The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity.
  • FastWeb - A source of local, national and college-specific scholarships.
  • FinAid - Provides information on scholarship search sites.

Calculators

The following links are provided as information resources. Delaware State University is not responsible for information provided by outside web sites. Links to outside sites does not imply endorsement.

  • Net Price Calculator - This tool, developed by College Raptor for prospective/incoming undergraduate students, provides an estimate of the Cost Of Attendance - and the financial aid for which they may qualify while attending Delaware State University.
  • FAFSA4caster - This tool, developed by the U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid Office, provides information about the financial aid application process and options for paying educational expenses.
  • Federal Student Aid Calculators - These calculators were developed by the U.S. Department of Education, Federal Student Aid Office. One calculator provides information about developing a budget by determining expenses and available income. Another calculator estimates loan repayment amounts.
  • FinAid Calculators - These calculators were established by FinAid, a private company, as a public service to assist families in determining estimates of college expenses, how much a family needs to save, and how much financial aid will be needed.

Outside Agencies

The following links are provided as information resources. Delaware State University is not responsible for information provided by outside websites. Links to outside sites does not imply endorsement.

  • College Board - The College Board is a not-for-profit membership association whose mission is to connect students to college success and opportunity.
  • FinAid - FinAid was established in the fall of 1994 as a public service. This has grown into a comprehensive source of student financial aid information, advice, and tools.
  • NASFAA-Student Aid - The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) website offers financial aid information for students and parents.
  • State Higher Education Agencies - A listing of agencies in each state or territory that are responsible for state-funded student grant and aid programs.

Scams

The following links are provided as information resources. Delaware State University is not responsible for information provided by outside web sites. Links to outside sites does not imply endorsement. Use the following links to view tips on avoiding scams and to verify the legitimacy of financial aid consultants.

  • Be a Smart Consumer - The National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) has a variety of free resources to help students and families be smart consumers to avoid scams when completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and navigating the financial aid process. These resources remind students and families that many student financial aid services are available free of charge.
  • Six Scams That Target College Students (PDF Form) - News article that appeared in U.S. News and World Report
  • Nine Signs of College Scholarship Scams - News article that appeared in U.S. News and World Report
  • FastWeb Scholarship Scams Tip Sheet (PDF form)
  • U.S. Department of Education Office of Inspector General - The U.S. Department of Education Office of Inspector General conducts audits, investigations, and inspections of education programs and operations.
  • Federal Trade Commission - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) works for the consumer to prevent fraudulent, deceptive, and unfair business practices in the marketplace and to provide information to help consumers spot, stop, and avoid them.
  • Better Business Bureau - All Better Business Bureau (BBB) accredited businesses have agreed to live up to BBB Principles for Trust, a comprehensive set of policies, procedures and best practices focused on how businesses should treat the public – fairly and honestly in all circumstances.

 

Contact Us

Starting Wednesday, March 18, we are working remotely and the office is closed. We will be continuing to answer calls at 302.857.6250 and respond to emails at faid [at] desu.edu . Students can continue to set up individual meetings through the Financial Aid Website and Advising Appointment by selecting the phone meeting option.

Please take care of yourselves during this time. We look forward to assisting students and families as we navigate this current situation.

Address

We are located at:

Delaware State University
1200 N. DuPont Highway
Dover, DE 1990

Office Hours

8:00am - 4:30pm, Monday through Friday 

Schedule an appointment on Financial Aid to meet with an Advisor

Financial Aid Advisors are available to see students on a drop-in basis from 8:00 am- 8:00 pm (our office is currently closed for drop-ins)

Telephone

302.857.6520

Phone hours: 8:00am -8:00 pm, Monday through Friday

FAX

302.857.6251

Email

Please allow up to three business days for a response.

Financial Aid Office: faid [at] desu.edu