Students Encouraged to Submit 2021-22 FAFSA

Priority deadline set for March 1, 2021.

Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC) encourages all students and potential students to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by Mar. 1 to ensure a greater chance of receiving funds for the 2021-22 academic year. Students and parents can complete the FAFSA form online at or by using the myStudentAid app. 

Current and potential students may receive FAFSA help at the DSCC Student Center One Stop in Dyersburg, at the Financial Aid Office in the Jimmy Naifeh Building at the DSCC Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County and at the Gibson County Center in Trenton. The offices are open 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. each weekday.

Students must submit their FAFSA to be eligible for financial aid such as the Tennessee Promise, Tennessee Reconnect, Tennessee Student Assistance Award, Federal Pell Grant, Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Hope Scholarship, employment as a Federal Work Study, and other scholarship or work study program awards at DSCC or any other college. Many awards are made on a first-come, first-serve basis with limited funding available. If an application is not filed as early as possible, the student may not have a chance to receive some of these funds.

Tennessee Promise students are encouraged to fill out the FAFSA as this is a requirement for this program. The FAFSA qualifies students for more than $150 billion in grants, loans and work-study funds each year; however, in order to receive any of these funds, students have to complete the FAFSA.

As a reminder, federal financial aid will only cover courses in a student’s major. Students should meet with an advisor to ensure that they are enrolled in the correct major and classes. Contact information should be reviewed in MyDSCC to ensure it is correct as important information regarding financial aid will be communicated via the email and mailing address on file.

For more information about filing the FAFSA, please call the DSCC Financial Aid Office at 731-286-3236 or email