How to Apply

Students must complete and submit a need analysis application: the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The options for completing the FAFSA are as follows: online using FAFSA on the Web at, download a PDF version, or call 1-877-433-7827 for a paper FAFSA.

Students and one parent (if providing parent information) should obtain a Federal Student Aid PIN. The PIN allows students (and parents) to sign the FAFSA electronically, to access, or to correct the processed FAFSA information. Apply for a PIN at

When completing the application, students must indicate Dickinson State University as a college they plan to attend. The code for Dickinson State University is 002989.

Students applying for summer aid must complete a Summer Financial Aid application. The Summer Financial Aid application becomes available as soon as the summer session schedule for a given year is released. Students must be enrolled in six or more credit hours to be eligible for federal student aid. Alternative (private) loans may be available for students enrolled in less than six credits.