Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ Category

Who do I include in my household on the financial aid application?
FAQ Answer: For the household size, include all people that live in your household (or your parents' household, if applicable) for whom you (or your parents) provide more than half of their support and you (or your parents) will continue to provide more than half of their support for the year in which you will be attending school.
I don't have a copy of my IRS Tax Return Summary. Where can I get one?
FAQ Answer: You can request a transcript from IRS, free of charge, in one of three ways: Online Go to Look in "Tools" Section Click "Order a Tax Return or Account Transcript" In the Type of Transcript field, select “Return Transcript” In the Tax Year field, select the year Receive your tax transcript within 5 to 10 working days Telephone Call IRS @ 1-800-908-9946 Follow instructions Receive your tax transcript within 5 to 10 working days Paper Download IRS Form 45067T-EZ at Mail or fax the completed form to the appropriate address Receive tax transcript within 5 to 10 working days Do not send copies of 1040, 1040A or 1040EZ. These are no longer acceptable verification documents.
Where do I get my financial aid check?
FAQ Answer: Financial aid checks are available in the Business Office on the Dyersburg campus or at the front desk at the Gibson County or Jimmy Naifeh Center.
How much loan money can I borrow?
FAQ Answer: The maximum amount a first-year student can receive is $3500 not to exceed $1750 per semester. A second-year student may receive a maximum of $4500 or $2250 per semester. The maximum a student may borrow at DSCC is $16,000 ($3500 for two years at the freshman level and $4500 at the sophomore level). The $16,000 limit will apply to transfer and returning students. Exceptions to this policy may be made by the Financial Aid Appeals Committee on a case-by-case basis upon submission of a documented financial need for the additional funds.
What is a MPN?
FAQ Answer: MPN stands for Master Promissory Note which is an agreement to repay loan funds.
How much Pell money am I going to get?
FAQ Answer: The amount for which you qualify depends upon family size, number of students in college, income and assets and is determined by a processor for the U.S. Dept. of Education.
What is the difference between a subsidized and unsubsidized loan?
FAQ Answer: Subsidized loans are need-based loans where the government pays the interest due on the loan while the student is in school and during the grace period. Unsubsidized loans are non-need-based loans where the student is responsible for paying the interest due on the loan while they are in school and during the grace period.
Can I still play athletics if I have attended another college?
FAQ Answer: Yes, if you get a transfer waiver or a release and you meet all the NJCAA rules.
Can I just walk on and be eligible for athletics?
FAQ Answer: No, you must meet certain academic criteria.
Is there a try out for baseball , softball or basketball?
FAQ Answer: Contact the head coach for each respective sport for information on try outs and how to get involved with a team. Men's Basketball: Alan Barnett 731-286-3259 Women's Basketball 731-288-7742 Baseball: Robert White 731-286-3252 Softball:George White 731-286-3274