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Students Urged to Apply for Financial Aid During DSCC’s FAFSA Fever


Dyersburg, Tennessee – Dyersburg State Community College (DSCC) encourages all students and potential students to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by Jan. 31 to ensure a greater chance of receiving funds. FAFSA applications are available to students online at https://fafsa.ed.gov.

If 1,000 DSCC students file their FAFSA by Jan. 31, ten lucky winners will receive $100 each. Winners will be chosen in a random drawing and announced in February. Students do not have to be present to win.

To be eligible for financial aid such as the Tennessee Promise, the Tennessee Student Assistance Award, the Federal Pell Grant, the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship, employment as a Federal Work Study, the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, the Hope Scholarship and other scholarship or work study program awards at DSCC or any other college, students must file their FAFSA. Many awards are made on a first-come, first-served 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.

tnAchieves students and Tennessee Promise students are especially encouraged to fill out the FAFSA as this is a requirement for these programs. The FAFSA filing deadline for Tennessee Promise students is Jan. 17. 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.

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 and at the Gibson County Center. The offices are open 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. each weekday. In addition, financial aid counselors are available from 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. daily at the Dyersburg campus Financial Aid Office and 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. daily at the Jimmy Naifeh Center at Tipton County Financial Aid Office during the month of January. Please call 731-286-3236 to make an appointment to see a financial aid counselor before 8 a.m. or after 4:30 p.m. 
To fill out the FAFSA online, go to https://fafsa.ed.gov/. For more information about filing the FAFSA, call the DSCC Financial Aid Office at 731-286-3236.

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