Frequently Asked Questions

FAQ Category

How do I check the amount of my tuition and fees?
FAQ Answer:

You can log into the MyDSCC Student Information System to check the amount of your tuition and fees.  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 are wanting to view
  • Select the Award Overview tab

 

Do I have to go full time to get financial aid?
FAQ Answer:
  • If you are receiving Pell Grant, then you may attend any number of hours as long as you are degree-seeking.
  • If you are receiving a student loan, you must maintain at least half-time enrollment. (6 hours)
  • If you are receiving TN Promise, then yes, you must enroll and attend full time (at least 12 hours).
  • If you are receiving TN Reconnect, then you must enroll and attend at least half-time (6 hours).
  • If you are receiving the Hope Scholarship, you must enroll in at least half-time (6 hours)

Before dropping any classes that will change your enrollment status, talk to the Financial Aid Office first. Dropping your enrollment status could result in losing all eligibility for financial aid.

When will verification be complete?
FAQ Answer:
  • The verification process varies in the time it takes it to be completed, but typically takes 2-3 weeks after the Financial Aid Office has received all the requested documents. Processing is performed on a first-come, first-serve basis and is done as quickly as possible. You will be awarded any eligible financial aid once the verification process is complete. You can log into the MyDSCC Student Portal to check the status of your financial aid award.  Once in the system you will need to follow these instructions:
    • Click on the Student Tab
    • Click on 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.
Have you received my financial aid verification documents?
FAQ Answer:
  • You can log into the MyDSCC Student Information System to see if the Financial Aid Office has received your verification documents.  Once in the system you will need to follow these instructions:
    • Click on the Student Tab
    • Find Financial Aid Requirements
    • Select Award Year
    • View Student Requirements
      • There will be a red flag beside any document still needed, and a green check beside any document that has been received.
      • The 'verification' requirement refers to the entire process, and will not turn to a green check until the entire process is complete.
What is the minimal score you can make on the TEAS to get into the program?
FAQ Answer: DSCC does not have a pass or fail score for the TEAS. However, the higher the score, the more points you accumulate toward your total points for admission.
How often is the LPN-RN Fast Track Program offered?
FAQ Answer: The LPN-RN Fast Track program is offered yearly with classes beginning in May. It is a one year program that will complete in May of the following year. The campus location is Dyersburg. To get the most recent information regarding this program, you may access information on the DSCC website at www.dscc.edu under Programs.
How can I transfer to the DSCC Nursing program if I am already attending another nursing program elsewhere?
FAQ Answer: Submit a written request for transfer along with a letter of recommendation from the director of the previous nursing program verifying your good standing to the Nursing Admission and Retention Committee. Submit all official transcripts and appropriate course descriptions from the previous school of nursing. Nursing courses will be evaluated on an individual basis. Transfer admission is based upon space availability. You must also meet the same requirements as students seeking readmission. See the "Readmission and Transfer into the Nursing Program" section in the college catalog.
What is the last day to drop a class?
FAQ Answer: Fall 2014 - October 31, 2014