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What DSU Fin Aid Will You Get?

The majority of college students don’t pay the full price for their education, as financial aid packages, including scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study opportunities, help to offset the costs.

Discover the financial aid possibilities at DSU and learn what assistance you might qualify for by continuing to read.

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What Proportion of Students at DSU Benefit from Financial Aid?

$4,911.00 is the typical Dickinson State University’s first year financial aid package. 93% of first-year students are awarded financial aid, primarily comprising loans.


College Discounts

Financial aid helps reduce the cost, or the full retail price of the college. However, be aware that the only true college discount is scholarships & grants.

What About College Loans?

Worried about the student loans that might be part of a financing offer? View the average amount of debt per student at Dickinson State University.

Number of DSU Grants & Scholarships

Colleges and universities offer institutional scholarships and grants as financial assistance to help students cover tuition fees and other educational costs. These awards, which do not require repayment, can be merit-based or need-based. Merit-based institutional scholarships recognize students who have exceptional academic records, special talents, or skills in particular areas. Eligibility for these scholarships often depends on factors such as a student’s high school performance, standardized test scores, or involvement in extracurricular activities. In contrast, need-based institutional grants are designed for students who show financial need. The amount awarded usually depends on the student’s family’s financial condition and aims.

The next numbers refer to grants and scholarships mainly supplied by the college itself.

56% of incoming freshmen (109 total) were given scholarships at Dickinson State University, averaging $2,526.00 per student. This puts it in the bottom 50th percentile among colleges and universities nationwide.

In addition to scholarships, 67% of freshman students (129 total) obtained federal grant aid, averaging $3,055.00 a piece.


Financial Aid per Family Income

The following table shows scholarship and grant allocations by income for first-year students receiving any form of federal Title IV assistance, including Federal PLUS loans.

Income LevelPercent of FreshmanAverage Assistance
Income 0-30k10.88%$8,072.00
Income 30k-48k4.15%$7,224.00
Income 48k-75k8.81%$4,425.00
Income 75k-110k8.29%$3,118.00
Income 110k +6.74%$2,785.00

Title IV Aid

The table above displays undergrads who are obtaining Title IV aid, federal aid from the government including loans, grants or work-study. Learn more here.

The Standard Undergraduate Receiving a Grant or Scholarship Obtains $4,911.00.

Of the 193 undergraduate students at Dickinson State University around 93% (172 total) receive some form of grant aid. The typical amount awarded was $4,911.00.

Curious about the Financial Aspects of Tuition and Fees?

Check out the Tuition and Fees page or the Cost Per Credit Hour page to find out more.

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