Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ Category

How do I apply to work on campus?
FAQ Answer: For Federal Work Study , students should indicate an interest by checking the appropriate question on the FAFSA. Federal Work Study funds are awarded to students who meet the March 1st priority deadline.
How do I apply for Financial Aid?
FAQ Answer:
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid online at www.fafsa.gov  You must have a pin for yourself and a parent (if applicable) to sign the application electronically.  You can apply for a PIN at https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm
How can I fill out the FAFSA online if I do not have a computer?
FAQ Answer:
  • Visit the One Stop Center Computer Lab.  Financial Aid Counselors are available to assist you with any questions.
I don't have a copy of my IRS Tax Transcript. How can I get one?
FAQ Answer:
  • You can request a transcript from IRS, free of charge, in one of three ways:

Online

  • Go to http://www.irs.gov
  • 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 tax 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

Where is the Financial Aid Office located?
FAQ Answer:
  • The Financial Aid office in Dyersburg is located in the Student Center on the Dyersburg campus. You may reach this office at 731-286-3350.The Financial Aid Office in Covington is located in the Jimmy Naifeh Building on the JNC-Tipton County center. You may reach this office at 901-475-3100.
Have you received my FAFSA information yet?
FAQ Answer:
  • You can log into the MyDSCC Student Portal to see if the Financial Aid Office has received your FAFSA.  If you have not yet received your username and password from Admissions and Records, you can call the Financial Aid Office at 731-286-3350 to see if your FAFSA has been processed.  Once in the MyDSCC system you will need to follow these instructions:
    • Click on the Student Tab
    • Find the Financial Aid Requirements
    • Select the Aid Year you want to view
      • The Financial Aid Application will show as complete if we have received the FAFSA.
      • If additional documents are needed, the requirements will display as needed.
How do I find out the status of my verification?
FAQ Answer:
  • You can  log into the MyDSCC Student Portal to check the status of your financial aid.  Once in the system you will need to follow these instructions:
    • Click on the Student Tab
    • Find the Financial Aid Requirements
    • Select the Aid Year
    • View Student Requirements
  • Verification will show as complete with a green checkmark, once the entire process has been completed. Also, once verification is completed, you will be awarded your financial aid, which can be viewed under Financial Aid Awards on your MyDSCC.
Have you received my financial aid appeals form?
FAQ Answer:
  • You can log into the MyDSCC Student Portal to see if the Financial Aid Office has received your appeal.  Once in the system you will need to follow these instructions:
    • Click on the Student Tab
    • Find the Financial Aid Requirements
    • Select the Aid Year you would like to view.
    • View Student Requirements
      • The Financial Aid Appeal will show as complete if we have received all the required documents. This is not an indicator of the appeal being heard and a decision made, it is only an indicator that your appeal is ready to be heard at the next appeal meeting.
Where do I pick up verification materials?
FAQ Answer:
  • Verification materials are available online. They can be printed, completed, and submitted to any DSCC location. Documents can also be submitted electronically through your MyDSCC Student Portal.
How much is my financial aid award?
FAQ Answer:
  • You can log into the MyDSCC Student Portal to see your award. Once in the system you will need to follow these instructions:
    • Click on the Student Tab
    • Find Financial Aid Awards
    • Select the Aid Year you would like to view.
    • Click on the Award Overview tab.
      • Award descriptions, amounts, and the status will display.  Funds displayed on this page are based on full-time enrollment and may be adjusted based on enrollment.
      • Based on what type of aid you are receiving, your awards could change, since aid is awarded at different times during the year.