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GRADUATE STUDENT

Enrollment Guide FALL 2020


Welcome! Fall 2020 New Graduate Students

Dear Graduate Student: It is my pleasure and privilege to welcome you to Delaware State University’s Graduate Program. I am pleased that you have decided to embark upon your graduate education and have chosen Delaware State University to do so. Our core mission is to produce capable and productive leaders who contribute to the sustainability and economic development of the global community. As you pursue your educational goals, Delaware State University welcomes your contributions to graduate research and scholarly work that will set a standard of excellence and put you on a path toward professional success. Stay connected to the University community while you matriculate, but most importantly seek the support and advice of your Program Director/Advisor and Graduate Studies and Research. These supports will pave the way for your successful degree completion and will ensure that you have the resources that you need along the way. To begin your graduate journey at Delaware State University, I encourage you to attend one of our virtual New Student Orientations. One will be held July 31 and another on August 6. Your attendance to either New Student Orientation will familiarize you with the University, provide you with information regarding your program of study, and allow you the opportunity to get acquainted with your Program Director and various staff. Further, during either session, you will be able to have your student service needs met prior to your first day of classes, which begin August 25. At Delaware State University, you will enjoy engaging with a learning community. The relatively small student-to-faculty ratio will afford you the opportunity to relate to professors and to engage in meaningful inquiry without hesitancy. The University community is committed to your success. Choose to study and work hard. Your choice will ultimately determine your future and your success. Here’s wishing you a successful and enriching academic year! Sincerely,

Dr. Patrice Gilliam-Johnson Dean, Graduate, Adult and Extended Studies | Delaware State University

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Table of

CONTENTS 4 NEW STUDENT CHECKLIST 4 Complete the Financial Aid Process 5 Register for Classes 6 Satisfy Student Account 6 Submit Health Forms 7 Obtain Student Identification Card (ID) 7 Obtain Student Email Address 7 Register Your Vehicle (if applicable) 7 Disability and Special Needs Services 8

SETTING UP YOUR UNIVERSITY-ASSIGNED EMAIL

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NOTICE OF NONDISCRIMINATION POLICY

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FALL 2020 ACADEMIC CALENDAR

10 SPRING 2021 ACADEMIC CALENDAR 11 COLLEGE-BY-COLLEGE CONTACTS 13 FINANCIAL AID AND STUDENT ACCOUNTS SERVICES 14 2020-2021 Tuition and Fees 15 Nelnet Tuition Payment Plan 16 Navigating Your Student Services Portal: Financial Aid 17 Navigating Your Student Services Portal: Student Accounts 18 Understanding Your Loans 19 CAMPUS RESOURCES 19 Delaware State University Police Department 19 Signing Up for the University’s Emergency Alert System 20 William C. Jason Library 21 Graduate Student Association 22 Additional Campus Resources 23 GETTING AROUND CAMPUS

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New Student

CHECKLIST Before the start of the fall 2020 semester, please take the following steps to ensure your successful transition as a student at Delaware State University. If you have questions, you may ­contact Graduate Studies and Research at 302.857.6800 or gradstudies@desu.edu. STEP

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COMPLETE THE FINANCIAL AID PROCESS

If you have not done so already, please complete the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) immediately.

Please note international and provisionally admitted students cannot receive financial aid. All provisionally admitted students will receive a hold on their account if provisional requirements are not met by the deadline stated in the admission letter. Should you miss this deadline, understand that you will not be considered eligible to receive federal financial assistance. Furthermore, a registration hold will be placed on your academic file, and you will not be permitted to continue with enrollment.

Review your Student Aid Report (SAR) and check for verification selection from the Department of Education. If you have been selected for verification, you will need to submit copies of your federal IRS tax return transcripts, W2s, verification worksheet and additional information as requested. All required verification documents may be obtained through www.desu.edu/admissions/tuition-financial-aid/forms-publications.

Access your electronic financial aid information through the Delaware State University Web system:

Step 1: Log on to my.desu.edu

Step 2: Banner Self Service

Step 3: Student ID and PIN

Step 4: Select Financial Aid

The FAFSA application is filed at www.fafsa.gov. The Delaware State University school code is: 001428.

 Financial Aid Status

 Enter Aid Year (2020-2021 Aid Year)

 Access the following information:

 Outstanding documents  Award information  Academic progress  Financial aid history 

You may apply for your W.D. Ford Direct Stafford Loan through the following website: www.studentaid.gov.

Maintain records of all documents and correspondence related to your financial aid.

If you are unable to access your personal information, you may select www.desu.edu/financialaid and access general information as well as download necessary forms.

Contact the Office of Financial Aid at 302.857.6250 if you have further questions, or email your question to faid@desu.edu.

Office of Financial Aid | 1st Floor, Claibourne D. Smith Administration Building, #39 | 302.857.6250 | fax 302.857.6251 | faid@desu.edu 4


LOGGING INTO MYDESU n For the first time: Use your date of birth (6 digits MM/DD/YY) as the initial PIN and then the system will prompt you to reset your PIN. n Already a user and need your password reset? Call the help desk (302.857.7028) or email the help desk (support@desu.edu) for assistance.

STEP

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REGISTER FOR CLASSES

Steps to Register for Classes:

7. Click Class Search 8. Select Subject

1. Go to my.desu.edu 2. Click on Banner Self Service 3. Log in to account (D# and PIN)

9. Click Course Search 10. Click View Sections 11. Select Section

a. If you are new to Delaware State University, your initial PIN is your date of birth (6 digits MM/DD/YY) (Do not follow the directions on the screen.)

12. Click Add to Worksheet

b. Follow the steps:

13. Click Submit Changes

i. Click PIN Create/Reset Page ii. Input information requested iii. Click Create/Reset PIN iv. Repeat steps 1 and 2

4. Click Registration 5. Click Add/Drop Classes 6. Select Term

a. Repeat until all courses have been selected

14. Click Student Services 15. Click Student Records 16. Click Academic Transcript 17. Click Submit 18. Look for Courses in Progress a. It should reflect all courses selected.

a. Select Fall, Spring, Summer b. Click Submit

Records and Registration | 1st Floor, Claibourne D. Smith Administration Building, #39 | 302.857.6375 | registrar@desu.edu 5


STEP

3

SATISFY STUDENT ACCOUNT

Once you have selected and registered for your fall 2020 courses, a bill will be generated. You may log on to my.desu.edu to view your account summary by selected term. Payment is due in full by July 17. If you are unable to pay your balance in full, you can make satisfactory payment arrangements with the Nelnet Business Solutions Tuition Payment Plan. You must continue to communicate with the offices of Student Accounts and Financial Aid to gain clearance to attend classes (and move into the residence halls if applicable).

Methods of Payment Accepted at Delaware State University  Cash  Cashier’s/certified check  Credit card (MasterCard, Visa)*  Debit card with logo

Methods of Payment Accepted by the Tuition Payment Plan  ACH (Automatic debit from savings or checking account)  Credit card (American Express, MasterCard, Visa)*  Debit card with logo

* Discover credit cards can be processed by the Cashier located on the first floor of the Claibourne D. Smith Administration Building (after the reopening of the campus following the COVID-19 pandemic).

Satisfying your financial obligation means: 1. All financial aid, scholarships, grants and loans have been accepted, awarded and posted to your account, and you have a $0 balance. 2. The Nelnet Tuition Payment Plan has received the enrollment fee and first installment payment for the Tuition Payment Plan for the outstanding fall 2020 balance. Please Note: Once you are enrolled in the NelNet Tuition Payment Plan, you will immediately be officially cleared. 3. Your account is paid in full or you have made satisfactory payment arrangements through the Tuition Payment Plan on or before July 17.

Office of Student Accounts | 1st Floor, Claibourne D. Smith Administration Building, #39 | 302.857.6240 | studentaccounts@desu.edu STEP

4

SUBMIT HEALTH FORMS

Health Forms All international graduate students and U.S. graduate students living on campus are required by July 15 to submit a completed Student Health Form to the Office of Student Health Services. U.S. graduate students not living on campus who want to receive treatment at the Student Health Center must also submit the Student Health Form. Sections 1 and 3 (Part I), may be completed by you; however, sections 2, 3 (Parts II and III) and 4 must be completed by a health care provider. You may mail these forms to Delaware State University, Student Health Center, 1200 North DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901. You must also sign in to the Student Health Portal at https://desu.studenthealthportal.com/Account/Logon and complete the following online forms: Emergency contacts, medical history, immunization history, and notice of privacy practice.

Student Health Insurance Graduate students who have health insurance coverage are not required to waive out of Delaware State University's Student Health Insurance Plan. Students who are not sufficiently insured have the option to purchase a Student Health Insurance Plan. Additional information is available at www.desu.edu/student-life/ student-health-services/student-health-insurance.

Student Health Services | Student Health Center, Bldg. #21 | 1200 North DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901 | 302.857.6393 6


STEP

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OBTAIN STUDENT IDENTIFICATION CARD (ID)

All Delaware State University students are issued University ID cards. ID cards are used to gain access to the Dover campus and Wilmington location and must be on your person at all times while on campus. They also serve as debit cards for meal plans, books and print vouchers. Course registration and payment is a requirement before a University ID can be issued. You must obtain a clearance form from the Office of Student Accounts to take to the ID Office. Once there, you will take your picture and complete a Patron Registration Form for library services. All students must complete this form at the ID Office. If you already have an ID card, you do not need to complete this form.

Identification (ID) Office | 1st Floor, Claibourne D. Smith Administration Building, #39 | 302.857.7345 STEP

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OBTAIN STUDENT EMAIL ADDRESS

All students must use their University student email address to correspond with all constituents and departments on campus. For instructions on setting up your email address, please see Page 8. If you are not able to access your University email address, please contact the Help Desk at support@desu.edu or 302.857.7028. Please provide your University ID number found in your admission letter. STEP

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REGISTER YOUR VEHICLE (if applicable)

Cars on Campus Campus parking spaces are provided in designated areas for resident and commuter students. There is an annual fee of $70 for parking on the main campus. Students with automobiles can go to desu.thepermitstore.com to obtain a parking decal that must be displayed as directed at all times. The Wilmington location does not require a decal or parking fee. Students must also register their motor vehicle with the Delaware State University Police Department by bringing their vehicle insurance, registration and driver’s license to the Campus Police Building.

Delaware State University Police Department | Campus Police Building, Bldg. #51 | 302.857.7911

DISABILITY AND SPECIAL NEEDS SERVICES The mission of Student Accessibility Services (SAS) is to provide equal opportunities and equal access to education, programs and activities for all students with disabilities at Delaware State University. In achieving this, SAS collaborates with and empowers individuals who have documented disabilities by working together proactively to determine reasonable and appropriate accommodative measures. SAS works collaboratively with University partners to foster a welcoming, diverse and inclusive University community.

William C. Jason Library #29, Room 204 | www.desu.edu/academics/student-accessibility-services | 302.857.6898 | aksmith@desu.edu 7


Setting Up Your University-Assigned Email Microsoft Office 365 email activation instructions: It is important for you to use your Delaware State University email account, through which you will receive official University information as well as student account and records information. E-communication from the University will only be sent to your University-assigned account. It is important that you monitor this email account regularly, as you will be held responsible for any communication sent to this account. 1. Go to the Delaware State University Office 365 (www.outlook.com/students.desu.edu) login page. Enter your entire University student email address that was issued in your acceptance letter. 2. Your default password will be your student ID number (begins with D). If you are unable to log in using the information provided, please contact the IT Central Help Desk at 302.857.7028 for assistance.

3. 4. 5.

Once you have successfully logged into Office 365, you should immediately go to my.desu.edu and click on Reset Email/Computer/Blackboard Account on the left-hand side of the page to set security questions and change your password. You can now access your new email account and personalize it, such as setting up your personalized file sharing or forwarding emails to an alternate email address. Utilizing your Delaware State University student email will ensure your new electronic connection to the University. Please understand that your email information will be kept confidential and will not be shared outside of the University. Another way to access your student email is to visit my.desu.edu. Click the Email icon on the right-hand side of the page. You will then be directed to the Office 365 website.

* If you have not used your email account in six months, your email account will expire. If your account has expired, you should visit any on-campus lab and log on using your entire University email address as the username, and your previous password. If you do not remember the password, you will need to call the Central Help Desk at 302.857.7028.

Notice of Nondiscrimination Policy Delaware State University forbids discrimination of any kind by any member of the University community, including visitors. In particular, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 is a federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education. It reads: “No person in the United States shall, on the basis of sex, be excluded from participation in, be denied the benefits of, or be subjected to discrimination under any education program or activity receiving Federal financial assistance.” Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and its implementing regulation at 34 C.F.R. Part 106 (Title IX) Sex discrimination includes sexual harassment and sexual assault. The University prohibits all forms of sexual misconduct by anyone in the University community (students, faculty, staff, visitors) and also prohibits any form of discrimination based on other characteristics or traits. Please see the Policy on Equal Opportunity, Harassment and Nondiscrimination and the Equity Resolution Process for Resolving Complaints and Violations. While it is often thought of as a law that applies to athletics programs, Title IX is much broader than athletics and applies to all programs at Delaware State University. While compliance with the law is everyone’s responsibility at the University, listed below are the staff members who have primary responsibility for Title IX compliance. Dr. Stacy Downing, Vice President for Student Affairs, and Candy Young, Title IX Director, Third Floor, Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center, 1200 N. DuPont Highway, Dover, DE 19901 302.857.6300; studentaffairs@desu.edu | 302.857.7698; csanders@desu.edu Duties and responsibilities: Monitoring and oversight of overall implementation of Title IX Compliance at Delaware State University, including coordination of training, education, communications and administration of grievance procedures for faculty, staff, students and other members of the University community. You may report a complaint concerning sexual misconduct or any other form of discrimination to the above staff members, any other administration official or the Delaware State University Police Department. There also is a complaint form online which you may use to report a charge of discrimination or harassment (see the Title IX page in the Student Life section of the University website, www.desu.edu/student-life/titleIX ). Other important phone numbers:  University Police EMERGENCY – 302.857.7911  University Counseling – 302.420.5751 or 302.857.7381  Delaware Victim Center – 800.842.8461  National Sexual Assault Hotline – 800.646.HOPE 8


Fall 2020

ACADEMIC CALENDAR May 1 (Friday)......................................International Applicants: Deadline for Receipt of Complete Graduate Applications for Fall 2020. Please review all requirements via sgaes. desu.edu/admissions. The applicant is encouraged to contact his or her program(s) of interest via sgaes.desu.edu/about/graduate-program-directory as some have earlier deadlines. June 30 (Tuesday).....................................Domestic Applicants: Deadline for Receipt of Complete Graduate Applications for Fall 2020. Please review all requirements via sgaes. desu.edu/admissions. The applicant is encouraged to contact his or her program(s) of interest via sgaes.desu.edu/about/graduate-program-directory as some have earlier deadlines. July 17 (Friday)...................................................................Fall 2020 Billing Due Date July 31 (Friday).........................................................Graduate Orientation — Dover All first-time graduate enrollees are expected to participate in this activity. Details will be posted at the Graduate Studies website: sgaes.desu.edu. August 6 (Thursday)........................................Graduate Orientation — Wilmington All first-time graduate enrollees are expected to participate in this activity. Details will be posted at the Graduate Studies website: sgaes.desu.edu. August 17-22 (Monday-Saturday) ................. Residence Halls Open for All Students August 20-23 (Thursday-Sunday) ...................................................... Welcome Days August 21 (Friday) ..................................................Faculty & Staff Institute (Virtual) August 23-29 (Sunday-Saturday) ................................................... I Love DSU Week August 25 (Tuesday) ............................................................. Classes Begin at 8 a.m. August 25 (Tuesday) ............................ Accelerated Session I Classes Begin at 8 a.m. August 25 (Tuesday) ........................................................... Late Registration Begins September 2 (Wednesday) ............................................ Last Day for Adding Classes September 2 (Wednesday) ..................Last Day to Change Course(s) to Audit Status September 2 (Wednesday) ....................................................Late Registration Ends September 3 (Thursday) ....................Effective Date for $10 Per Drop Processing Fee September 3 (Thursday) .........................Effective Date for Receiving a Grade of “W” for Dropped Courses September 3 (Thursday) ...................................... General Faculty Meeting (Virtual) September 3-7 (Thursday-Monday)...... Documentation for Non-Attendance Period September 4 (Friday) ......................Last Day for Submission of Committee Forms to Graduate Studies and Research for Approval Thesis students should establish committees no later than the end of the 2nd semester of full-time enrollment; Ed.D. students should meet this milestone by the end of the 3rd semester of full-time enrollment; Ph.D. students, by the 5th semester of full-time enrollment. September 4-18 (Friday-Friday)................................................Academic Early Alert September 7 (Monday)................................................Labor Day (University Closed) September 10 (Thursday)................................Last Day to Drop Accelerated I Course September 17 (Thursday) ...............................................................Constitution Day September 17 (Thursday) ......................................................................Convocation September 18 (Friday)............Applications & Audits for December Commencement due to Graduate Studies for review and approval prior to submission to the Registrar’s Office by September 25 September 28-October 2 (Monday-Friday) .......Midterm Evaluations Administered September 30 (Wednesday) .................................................Residency Status Audit October 1 (Thursday)...............................................Last Day to Remove Incompletes October 5 (Monday).......................................Mid-Term Grades Due in Chairs’ Offices October 5-30 (Monday-Friday).....................................Academic Advisement Period

October 9 (Friday)...................Last Day to Schedule a Thesis or Dissertation Defense with Graduate Studies and Research for December 2020 Graduation October 9 (Friday).................................Last Day for Submission of Candidacy Forms along with supporting documentation to Graduate Studies and Research for approval. Students must be in academic good standing in order to meet this milestone. Students must complete the requisite number of course requirements (as noted in the Plan of Study) with minimum GPA of 3.0 (some programs may have more stringent requirements) along with identified activities designated to meet the culminating activity. Graduate students must meet candidacy requirements (as determined in your Program of Study) no later than one semester prior to graduation. Doctoral students must meet candidacy requirements no later than two semesters prior to graduation (or sooner if noted in your program of study). October 16 (Friday) .................................... Accelerated Session I Last Day of Classes October 19 (Monday)......................................... Accelerated Session II Classes Begin October 25-November 20 (Sunday-Friday)..........................Fall Course Evaluations October 26 (Monday) ..................................... SAP Appeal Due Date for Spring 2020 October 28-29 (Wednesday and Thursday)......................... Priority Pre-Registration October 29 (Thursday) ........................................................................... Census Date October 30 (Friday).............................................Financial Aid 60% Completion Date October 30 (Friday)...........................Last Day to Complete the Thesis or Dissertation Defense for December 2020 Graduation October 30-November 25 (Friday-Wednesday)...........................Preregistration for Spring and Summer November 3 (Tuesday).............................................Election Day (University Closed) November 6 (Friday).......................................Last Day to Drop Accelerated II Course November 6 (Friday)...........................Last Day for December 2020 Graduates to File thesis or dissertation outcome reports to Graduate Studies and Research November 13 (Friday)................Last Day to Submit Final Copies of the Thesis or the Dissertation via ProQuest with Graduate Studies and Research for Review/Approval Please review the Thesis/Dissertation Handbook: sgaes.desu.edu/admissions/currentstudents. Questions regarding general formatting of theses/dissertations may be forwarded to gradstudies@desu.edu for review. Outcomes reports must have been submitted by the noted deadline for review and approval of all submissions. November 13 (Friday).............................Last Day to Submit the Thesis/Dissertation Approval Page to Graduate Studies and Research November 15 (Sunday).................................Exit Interview for December Graduates November 25 (Wednesday) .............Last Day to Drop/Withdraw from the University November 25 (Wednesday)...................Residence Halls Close at 5 p.m. for Fall 2020 November 26-29 (Thursday-Sunday) .......................................Thanksgiving Recess *******Virtual Interaction for all courses for the remainder of the semester******* December 3 (Thursday) ................................................................Last Day of Classes December 4 (Friday)...............................................................................Reading Day December 4 (Friday)......................................................Residency Status Final Audit December 7-11 (Monday-Friday).................................................Final Examinations December 11 (Friday) ............................... Accelerated Session II Last Day of Classes December 11 (Friday) .............................................Winter Recess Begins (Students) December 11 (Friday) ...............................................Spring/Winter Billing Due Date December 14 (Monday)....................................... Non-thesis Outcomes Reports Due to Graduate Studies for December 2020 graduation December 14 (Monday) ..................................................................Final Grades Due December 24-January 3 (Thursday-Sunday)........Winter Recess (University Closed) 9


Spring 2021

ACADEMIC CALENDAR November 2 (Monday).......................International Applicants: Deadline for Receipt of Complete Graduate Applications for Spring 2021. Please review all requirements via sgaes. desu.edu/admissions. The applicant is encouraged to contact his or her program(s) of interest via sgaes.desu.edu/about/graduate-program-directory as some have earlier deadlines. November 16 (Monday)...........................Domestic Applicants: Deadline for Receipt of Complete Graduate Applications for Spring 2021. Please review all requirements via sgaes. desu.edu/admissions. The applicant is encouraged to contact his or her program(s) of interest via sgaes.desu.edu/about/graduate-program-directory as some have earlier deadlines. December 11 (Friday) ...............................................Winter/Spring Billing Due Date January 7 (Thursday) .......................... Residence Halls Open for New Students Only January 7-8 (Thursday-Friday) ......................................... New Student Registration January 9 (Saturday at noon) ..............Residence Halls Open for Returning Students January 11 (Monday) ............................................................ Classes Begin at 8 a.m. January 11 (Monday)........................... Accelerated Session I Classes Begin at 8 a.m. January 11 (Monday) ......................................................... Late Registration Begins January 11-15 (Monday-Friday) .................................................... I Love DSU Week January 14 (Thursday).........................................................General Faculty Meeting January 15 (Friday)...................................Plans of Study Due for Fall 2020 Enrollees January 15 (Friday) ........................Deadline for Submission of Committee Forms to Graduate Studies and Research for Approval Thesis students should establish committees no later than the end of the 2nd semester of full-time enrollment; Ed.D. students should meet this milestone by the end of the 3rd semester of full-time enrollment; Ph.D. students, by the 5th semester of full-time enrollment. January 18 (Monday)..............Martin Luther King Jr. Observance (University Closed) January 20 (Wednesday) ........................................................Late Registration Ends January 20 (Wednesday) ......................................................Last Day to Add Classes January 20 (Wednesday) .....................Last Day to Change Course(s) to Audit Status January 21-25 (Thursday-Monday)....... Documentation for Non-Attendance Period January 21 (Thursday) .......................Effective Date for $10 Per Drop Processing Fee January 21 (Thursday) ............................Effective Date for Receiving a Grade of “W” for Dropped Courses January 22 (Friday) .............................Last Day to Drop Accelerated Session I Course January 22 (Friday)...........................Applications & Audits for May Commencement due to Graduate Studies for review and approval for submission to the Registrar’s Office by February 5 January 25-February 12 (Monday-Friday)...............................Academic Early Alert February 11 (Thursday) ........................................................................Founders Day February 15 (Monday)...........................................................Residency Status Audit February 15-19 (Monday-Friday) ...................... Midterm Evaluations Administered February 18 (Thursday)...........................................Last Day to Remove Incompletes February 22 (Monday)...................................Mid-Term Grades Due in Chairs’ Offices February 22-March 26 (Monday-Friday)...............................Academic Advisement Period February 22-March 26 (Monday-Friday).....................................Spring Course Evaluations March 5 (Friday)...........................................Accelerated Session I Last Day of Classes March 5 (Friday)..........................................................Residence Halls Close at 5 p.m. March 8-12 (Monday-Friday).....................................................Spring Break (MEAC) March 12 (Friday)................................................Financial Aid 60% Completion Date March 15 (Monday)............................................ Accelerated Session II Classes Begin

March 16 (Tuesday)...............................Deadline for Submission of Candidacy Forms along with supporting documentation to Graduate Studies and Research for approval. Students must be in academic good standing in order to meet this milestone. Students must complete the requisite number of course requirements (as noted in the Plan of Study) with minimum GPA of 3.0 (some programs may have more stringent requirements) along with identified activities designated to meet the culminating activity. Graduate students must meet candidacy requirements (as determined in your Program of Study) no later than one semester prior to graduation. Doctoral students must meet candidacy requirements no later than two semesters prior to graduation (or sooner if noted in your program of study). March 19 (Friday).....................Last Day to Schedule a Thesis or Dissertation Defense with Graduate Studies and Research for May 2021 Graduation March 25 (Thursday) .............................................................................. Census Date March 26 (Friday).............................................Last Day to Drop Accelerated II Course March 29-30 (Monday and Tuesday)................................... Priority Pre-Registration March 31-April 29 (Wednesday-Thursday)....................Preregistration for Fall 2021 April (Saturday TBD) .................................................................... Spring Open House April 1 (Thursday)..............................Last Day to Complete the Thesis or Dissertation Defense for May 2021 Graduation April 2-5 (Friday-Monday).......................................Easter Recess (University Closed) April 8 (Thursday).............................................Exit Interview for May Graduates Due April 8 (Thursday).........................................Last Day for May 2021 Graduates to File Thesis or Dissertation Outcome Reports to Graduate Studies and Research April 15 (Thursday)......................Last Day to Submit Final Copies of the Thesis or the Dissertation via ProQuest with Graduate Studies and Research for Review/Approval Please review the Thesis/Dissertation Handbook: sgaes.desu.edu/admissions/currentstudents. Questions regarding general formatting of theses/dissertations may be forwarded to gradstudies@desu.edu for review. Outcomes reports must have been submitted by the noted deadline for review and approval of all submissions. April 15 (Thursday)......................................................Last Day to Submit the Thesis/ Dissertation Approval Page to Graduate Studies and Research April 16 (Friday)................................Annual Delaware State University Research Day April 21 (Wednesday) .......................Last Day to Drop/Withdraw from the University April 23-25(Friday-Sunday)...................................................Homecoming Weekend April 29 (Thursday) .......................................................................Last Day of Classes April 29 (Thursday) ................................................................Last Day of Work Study April 30 (Friday)......................................................................................Reading Day April 30 (Friday)..............................................................Residency Status Final Audit May 3-May 7 (Monday-Friday) .................................................... Final Examinations May 4 (Tuesday)..........................................................................Assessment Summit May 6 (Thursday) .................................................................General Faculty Meeting May 7 (Friday) ............................................ Accelerated Session II Last Day of Classes May 7 (Friday).............................................................Residence Halls Close at 5 p.m. May 7 (Friday)..................................................................Summer Payment Due Date May 8 (Saturday)...............................................................................Commencement May 10 (Monday)................................................. Non-thesis Outcomes Reports Due to Graduate Studies for May 2021 Graduation May 10 (Monday) .............................................................................Final Grades Due May 28 (Friday)........................................................... SAP Appeals Due for Fall 2021 July 5 (Monday)...................................................................... Fall Payment Due Date


College-by-College

CONTACTS

COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE, SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY Name

Title

Contact Information

Location

Dr. Dyremple B. Marsh

Dean

dmarsh@desu.edu; 302.857.6400

Ag/Baker Annex Building, Room 108C

Dr. Charlie Wilson

Associate Dean for Academics

cwilson@desu.edu; 302.857.6519

Science Center, Room 300

Karen Holland

Grants Office Administrator

kholland@desu.edu; 302.857.6465

Ag/Baker Annex Building, Room 108D

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES — MS in Agriculture, MS in Natural Resources Dr. Sathyanarayana Elavarthi

Department Chairperson/Program Director

selaevarthi@desu.edu; 302.857.7374

Baker Building, Room 5

Joseph Morton

Senior Secretary

jmorton@desu.edu; 302.857.6410

Baker Building, Room 3

DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES — MS in Biological Sciences, MS in Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience and PhD in Neuroscience Dr. Sabrina McGary

Department Chairperson

smcgary@desu.edu; 302.857.7464

Science Center, Room 122B

Dr. Harbinder Singh Dhillon

Program Director

hsdhillon@desu.edu; 302.857.7374

Science Center, Room 100

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY — MS in Applied Chemistry and PhD in Applied Chemistry Dr. Cherese Winstead

Department Chairperson

cwinstead@desu.edu; 302.857.6521

Science Center, Room 314

Dr. Qiquan Wang

Program Director

qwang@desu.edu; 302.857.6547

Science Center, Room 246

Shanah Roberts

Administrative Secretary

sroberts@desu.edu; 302.857.6530

Science Center, Room 314

DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN ECOLOGY — MS in Food Science and Biotechnology Dr. Samuel Besong

Department Chairperson/Program Director

sbesong@desu.edu; 302.857.6440

Ag/Baker Annex Building, Room 102A

Sherry Garrison

Senior Secretary

sgarrison@desu.edu; 302.857.6440

Ag/Baker Annex Building, Room 102A

DIVISION OF PHYSICS, ENGINEERING, MATHEMATICS AND COMPUTER SCIENCE Dr. Marwan F. Rasamny

Department Chairperson

mrasamny@desu.edu; 302.857.7896

Science Center, Room 330

Dr. Gary Holness

Program Director

tgholness@desu.edu; 302.857.7932

Science Center, Room 342

Rozena Hawkins

Administrative Secretary

rhawkins@desu.edu; 302.857.6640

Science Center, Room 330

MS in Computer Science

MS in Mathematics, Phd in Interdisciplinary Applied Mathematics and Mathematical Physics

Dr. Matthew Tanzy

Program Director

mtanzy@desu.edu; 302.857.5716

ETV Building, Room 220

Rozena Hawkins

Administrative Secretary

rhawkins@desu.edu; 302.857.6640

Science Center, Room 330

MS in Applied Optics, MS in Physics, Phd in Optics

Dr. Qi Lu

Program Director

qilu@desu.edu; 302.857.6806

OSCAR Building, Room A310

Rose Shields

Technical Secretary

rshields@desu.edu; 302.857.6659

Science Center, Room 216

COLLEGE OF BUSINESS Name

Title

Contact Information

Location

Dr. Michael Casson

Dean

mcasson@desu.edu; 302.857.6925

Bank of America Building, Room 304 Bank of America Building, Suite 311

MBA — Master of Business Administration Dr. DaeRyong David Kim

Department Chairperson

dkim@desu.edu; 302.857.6933/6946

José Echeverri

Program Director

jecheverri@desu.edu; 302.857.8015/6978 Wilmington location/BOA, Suite 311

Elizabeth Boakye

Administrative Assistant

eboakye@desu.edu; 302.857.7004

Bank of America Building, Suite 311

DEPARTMENT OF SPORT MANAGEMENT — MS in Sport Administration Dr. Jan E. Blade

Department Chairperson/ Program Director

jblade@desu.edu; 302.857.6607

Memorial Hall, Room 220

Cheryl McCrea

Senior Secretary

cmccrea@desu.edu; 302.857.6600/6613

Memorial Hall, Room 221

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COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES Name

Title

Contact Information

Location

Dr. Marshá Taylor Horton

Dean

mhorton@desu.edu; 302.857.6700

Price Building, Room 114

Vacant

Associate Dean

302.857.6700

Price Building, Room 114

Dr. Gwendolyn Scott-Jones

Assistant Dean

gscottjones@desu.edu; 302.857.6664

Price Building, Room 226

Raquel Farmer

Administrative Assistant/Budget Assistant

rfarmer@desu.edu; 302.857.6700

Price Building, Room 114

DEPARTMENT OF SOCIAL WORK — Master of Social Work Dr. Kelly Ward

Department Chairperson

kward@desu.edu; 302.857.6775

Price Building, Room 205

Dr. Eleanor Kiesel

Program Director

ekiesel@desu.edu; 302.857.7127

Price Building, Room 201

DEPARTMENT OF NURSING — MS in Nursing Dr. Agnes Richardson

Department Chairperson

arichardson@desu.edu; 302.857.6749

Price Building, Room 121

Dr. Jennifer Akey

Program Director

jakey@desu.edu; 302.857.6760

Price Building, Room 123

COLLEGE OF HUMANITIES, EDUCATION AND SOCIAL SCIENCES Name

Title

Contact Information

Location

Dr. Francine Edwards

Dean

fedwards@desu.edu; 302.857.6628

Education & Humanities Building, Room 267

Stephanie Brown-Hardwick

Administrative Assistant/Budget Analyst

shardwick@desu.edu; 302.857.7631/6628 Education & Humanities Building, Room 267

Vacant

Administrative Secretary

302.857.6628

Education & Humanities Building, Room 267

jbourke@desu.edu; 302.857.8002

Wilmington location

MASTER OF PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION Dr. Jason Bourke

Program Director

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION — EdD and MEd in Educational Leadership, dual MA in TESOL/ MEd in Educational Leadership Dr. Shelley Rouser Department Chairperson srouser@desu.edu; 302.857.6720 Education & Humanities Building, Room 100 Dr. Nirmaljit Rathee

Program Director, Education Graduate Programs

nrathee@desu.edu; 302.857.7170

Education & Humanities Building, Room 112

Danielle Hicks

Administrative Secretary, Education Graduate Programs

dshicks@desu.edu; 302.857.7170

Education & Humanities Building, Room 112

Dr. Yvette Pierre

Coordinator, MAT

ypierre@desu.edu; 302.857.7570

Education & Humanities Building, Room 110

DEPARTMENT OF LANGUAGES AND LITERATURES — MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL)/Bilingual Education, dual MA in TESOL/ MEd in Educational Leadership

Dr. Brody Bluemel

Department Chairperson/Program Director

bbluemel@desu.edu; 302.857.6560

Education & Humanities Building, Room 213

Angie Cosey

Administrative Assistant, TESOL

acosey@desu.edu; 302.857.6579

Education & Humanities Building, Room 205

Dawn Bordley

Administrative Secretary

dbordley@desu.edu; 302.857.6560

Education & Humanities Building, Room 213

OTHER CAMPUS CONTACTS Graduate Studies and Research

302.857.6800

Wilmington Location 302.857.8200 Snow/Weather Updates

302.857.SNOW (7669)

General Phone Numbers Alumni Relations 302.857.6050 Arts Center/Gallery 302.857.6697 Athletics 302.857.6030 Bookstore 302.857.6225 Career Services 302.857.6120 Cashier 302.857.6220 12

Child Development Lab 302.857.6731 Computer Help Desk 302.857.7028 Copy Center 302.857.6280 Continuing Education 302.857.6820 Counseling 302.857.7381 DSU Online 302.857.7122 Georgetown Location 302.500.7011 Financial Aid 302.857.6250 Health Center 302.857.6393 Hornet Newspaper 302.857.6398 Institutional Advancement 302.857.6055 International Affairs 302.857.6421 Judicial Affairs 302.857.6470 Library 302.857.6191 Police Department 302.857.7911

Post Office (Mail Center) Records Office Spiritual Life Stu. Accessibility Services Student Accounts Student Employment Student Affairs Student Lead. & Activities Student Success Testing Services Veterans Affairs Wellness and Recreation Center (WRC)

302.857.6276 302.857.6375 302.857.7627 302.857.6898 302.857.6240 302.857.6138 302.857.6300 302.857.6390 302.857.7201 302.857.6144 302.857.6376 302.857.7785

Residence Halls & Apartments Housing 302.857.6326 Evers Hall 302.857.6315 Jenkins Hall 302.857.6321 Living & Learning Commons 302.857.4337 Tubman-Laws Hall 302.857.6105 Warren Franklin 302.744.6335 Wynder Tower 302.857.6335 Courtyard Apartments 302.857.7966 University Village 302.857.8511


Financial Aid & Student Accounts

SERVICES FINANCIAL AID

n File the FAFSA — www.fafsa.gov (Delaware State University’s school code is 001428.) n Activate your University email — my.desu.edu n Review your financial aid award — my.desu.edu (select Banner Self Service) n Complete the Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note and Entrance Counseling — www.studentaid.gov n Private student loans — www.desu.edu/tuition financial-aid/alternative-loans n Satisfactory Academic Progress — www.desu.edu/satisfactory-academic-progress-sap

Office of Financial Aid 1st Floor, Claibourne D. Smith Administration Building, #39 302.857.6250 | faid@desu.edu

STUDENT ACCOUNTS Account summary­— my.desu.edu n n Book voucher request — my.desu.edu n Commuter meal plans request — my.desu.edu n E-billing — my.desu.edu (select Banner Self Service) n E-payments — my.desu.edu (select Banner Self Service) n Enroll in direct deposit — www.refundselection.com (enter your personal code to get started) n Enroll an authorized payer — my.desu.edu (select Banner Self Service) n Laundry voucher request — my.desu.edu n Print voucher request — my.desu.edu n Billing date — Fall: July 17, Spring: December 11 n NBS-Tuition Payment Plan — my.desu.edu (select Banner Self Service) n Tuition and Fees — www.desu.edu/admissions/tuition financial-aid/tuition-fees

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2020-21^ Tuition and Fees

STUDENT HOUSING All students who reside in University housing are required to be enrolled in at least 12 credit hours per semester. Students who are enrolled in less than 12 credit hours per semester will be assessed a part-time boarder fee to adjust the student’s account to reflect full-time charges.

DOCTORAL & GRADUATE FEES | DOVER IN-STATE

OUT-OF-STATE

DOCTORAL

Per Credit Hour

$430.00

$948.00

$544.00

Registration Fee

$60.00

$60.00

$60.00

Technology Fee

$55.00

$55.00

$55.00

Student Activity Fee

$60.00 (Pro-rated based on credit hours)

$60.00 (Pro-rated based on credit hours)

$60.00 (Pro-rated based on credit hours)

$605.00

$1,123.00

$719.00

Totals

(with one credit hour)

GRADUATE FEES | WILMINGTON MBA

Public Administration

Social Work, Sport Administration

Per Credit Hour

$515.00

$464.00

$438.00

Registration Fee

$60.00

$60.00

$60.00

Technology Fee

$55.00

$55.00

$55.00

Student Activity Fee

$60.00 (Pro-rated based on credit hours)

$60.00 (Pro-rated based on credit hours)

$60.00 (Pro-rated based on credit hours)

$690.00

$639.00

$613.00

Totals

(with one credit hour)

STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE FEE** FALL

SPRING

YEARLY TOTAL

$390.00

$390.00

$780.00

** 12 or more credit hours. Students with adequate health insurance coverage may opt/waive out of this fee. For more information on opting out or activating student health insurance coverage, visit www.desu.edu/student-health-services. LAB FEES: Laboratory fees are assessed for some courses to cover the cost of supplies and special facilities. Labs may vary from $10.00 to $20,000.00. The Aviation labs vary from $5,000.00 to $20,000.00 per related course.

STUDENT MEAL PLANS (Dormitory students MUST select one option from below.)

7 Day All Access PLUS Traditional 19 PLUS Traditional 15 PLUS Traditional 10 PLUS Traditional 5 PLUS Hornet Dollars* 75 Block PLUS** 50 Block PLUS**

FALL $2,314.00 N/A $2,231.00 $2,027.00 N/A $1,000.00 $776.00 $579.00

SPRING YEARLY TOTAL SUMMER 2021 $2,314.00 $4,628.00 N/A N/A N/A $1,093.00 $2,231.00 $4,462.00 $962.00 $2,027.00 $4,054.00 $673.00 N/A N/A $353.00 $1,000.00 $2,000.00 N/A $776.00 $1,552.00 N/A $579.00 $1,158.00 N/A

Meal plan yearly totals do NOT include summer sessions. Fall & Spring: All PLUS plans contain $150 Flex except Traditional 15, which contains $175 Flex. *Only for commuters ** Only for commuters and residents of Courtyard Apartments

Please note that these charges are subject to change. Typically, there is a modest increase to tuition and fees each year. See www.desu.edu/tuition for current pricing. Not responsible for typographical errors. ^

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HOUSING DEPOSIT: A $200.00 housing deposit is required to secure your housing assignment for the academic year. Housing is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The housing deposit is non-refundable if not received by June 30. SECURITY DEPOSIT: A $300.00 security deposit and a $100.00 application fee are required to secure your housing assignment in the University Courtyard or the University Village apartment complexes.

Living and Learning Commons FALL

SPRING

YEARLY TOTAL

Double Residence

$3,995.00

$3,995.00

$7,990.00

Single Residence

$4,995.00

$4,995.00

$9,990.00

Tubman Laws Hall FALL

SPRING

YEARLY TOTAL

Four Bedroom Suite

$4,370.00

$4,370.00

$8,740.00

Two Bedroom Suite

$4,609.00

$4,609.00

$9,218.00

Four Bedrooms/ Two Baths with Kitchen

$4,769.00

$4,769.00

$9,538.00

University Courtyard – 12-month lease PER MONTH

PER SEMESTER

PER YEAR

Single Residence

$874.00

$5,244.00

$10,488.00

Double Residence

$750.00

$4,500.00

$9,000.00

University Village Apartments – 12-month lease PER MONTH

PER SEMESTER

PER YEAR

One Bedroom/One Bath

$1,064.00

$6,384.00

$12,768.00

Two Bedrooms/Two Baths

$874.00

$5,244.00

$10,488.00

Two Bedrooms/One Bath

$787.00

$4,722.00

$9,444.00

Four Bedrooms/Two Baths

$757.00

$4,542.00

$9,084.00

Two Bedrooms/One Bath Suite

$720.00

$4,320.00

$8,640.00

Summer 2021 Traditional residence hall housing is available for $800. ITEMIZED FEES FOR THE ACADEMIC YEAR * Fees can be applied per semester Application Fee (Graduate/Doctoral) — $50.00 Distance Education Fee (Per Course) — $50.00 Drop Fee (Per Drop Slip) — $10.00 Failure to Pre-Register* — $50.00 Graduate Activity Fees Full-time* (4 credits or more) — $60.00 Graduate Activity Fees Part-time* (Less than 4 credits) — $30.00 Graduate Sustaining Fee (Master's)* — Equivalent of one in-state credit hour of tuition per semester Graduate Sustaining Fee (Doctoral)* — Equivalent of one credit hour of enrollment per semester Graduation Fee — $175.00 Late Payment Fee* — $100.00 Late Registration Fee* — $50.00 Living and Learning Commons Deposit — $200.00 NBS Tuition Payment Plan Enrollment Fee* — $35.00

NBS Tuition Payment Plan Enrollment Fee-Past Due Balances* — $30.00 - 4-6 months/ $50.00 - 8-10 months

NBS Tuition Payment Plan Late Fee — $35.00 NBS Tuition Payment Plan Return Payment Fee — $30.00 Overdue Library Fee (Per Day) — $1.00 Registration Fee* (Doctoral and Graduate) — $60.00 Returned Check Fee — $35.00 SMARTCARD ID Damage Fee — $25.00 SMARTCARD ID Replacement Fee — $50.00 Student Health Insurance Fee* (Per Semester) — $390.00 Student Teaching Fee* — $150.00 Technology Fee* — $55.00 Technology Fee* (Summer Sessions) — $35.00 Traditional Housing Deposit — $200.00 Transcript Fee — $10.00 University Courtyard Application Fee — $100.00 University Courtyard Deposit — $300.00 University Village Application Fee — $100.00 University Village Deposit — $300.00 Vehicle Registration Fee (Per Semester) — $40.00 Vehicle Registration Fee (Per Year) — $70.00 Vehicle Registration Fee (Summer) — $30.00


Tuition Smarter. Monthly payments to fit your life.

Your school partners with Nelnet Campus Commerce to let you pay your tuition and fees over time, making college more affordable.

Target Dates to Enroll By: Payment Methods

Fall 2020 Payment plan available on March 3, 2020

• Automatic bank payment (ACH) • Credit card/debit card (An additional 2.75% fee will be assessed)

Cost to Participate • $35 enrollment fee per semester (Fall, Spring or Summer) • $30 returned payment fee for each returned payment • Payments processed on the 5th of every month (Account payments will be authorized 2 to 5 business days prior to the 5th due date)

Simple Steps to Enroll • Click on the “Banner Self Service” link • Log in to Self Service using your “D” number and PIN

Last day to enroll online

Required down payment

Number of payments

Months of payments

April 1 May 1 June 1 July 1 Aug 3 Sept 1 Oct 1 Nov 2 Dec 1

none none none none none none none 50% 50%

9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1

April-Dec May-Dec June-Dec July-Dec Aug-Dec Sept-Dec Oct-Dec Nov & Dec Dec only

Spring 2021 Payment plan available on November 1, 2020 Last day to enroll online

Required down payment

Number of payments

Months of payments

Nov 3 Dec 3 Jan 2 Jan 22 Feb 24 March 25

none none none none 50% 50%

6 5 4 3 2 1

Nov-April Dec-April Jan-April Feb-April March & April April only

Summer 2021/Summer Academy 2021 Payment plan available on March 3, 2021

• Click on the “Student Services” tab • Click on the “Nelnet Payment Portal” link

Before you click on the Submit button, please read carefully through the Final Review and the Terms and Condititons. An e-mail notification will be sent immediately (if an e-mail address was not provided for the person responsible for payment) confirming enrollment in the payment plan.

Last day to enroll online

Required down payment

Number of payments

Months of payments

April 2 May 1 May 27 June 25

none none 50% 50%

4 3 2 1

April-July May-July June & July July only

*Failure to satisfy your bill in full or enroll in a payment plan by the billing due date may result in a hold being placed on your account which will prevent access to meals and housing. *The Office of Student Accounts reserves the right to make adjustments to your budget based on changes to the student account that may increase or decrease monthly payments. Please advise Student Accounts of additional payments made or credits applied at studentaccounts@desu.edu

University Bill Due Dates: Fall 2020-July 17, Spring 2021-Dec 11, Summer 2021-May 7 To see enrollment deadlines, required down payments, and other payment details, visit our website below. Please note that all down and full payments are processed immediately.

MyCollegePaymentPlan.com/desu

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A Navigational Guide Through Your Student Services Portal ACCESSING YOUR FINANCIAL AID INFO When all of the steps below are followed, you will have access to all of your personal financial aid information. You will have access to your overall status of financial aid, your financial aid eligibility, government service websites, tools in which to email the Financial Aid Office and, most importantly, your financial aid award letter. Through the portal, you can also accept your award offer, accept its terms and conditions, and answer the Title IV Authorization and Hold My Credit Balance questions.

LOG IN TO THE PORTAL:  Go to my.desu.edu  Click the “Banner Self Service” icon  Enter User ID (With an Uppercase “D”) & PIN number (First-time users should click the “Create/Reset PIN” link)  Click “Login”  Click “Financial Aid” tab

You can now do the following!

ACT ON TITLE IV AND HOLD MY CREDIT BALANCE AUTHORIZATION    

ACCESS MY FINANCIAL AID STATUS With your overall status of financial aid, you will have access to your cost of attendance, your academic transcripts and the status of your academic progress (SAP).  Click on the first entry “Financial Aid Status”  Select the aid year from the drop-down box and click the submit button  View your unsatisfied student requirements, financial aid award, satisfactory academic progress and financial aid history.

Choose “My Award Information” Choose “Award By Aid Year” Choose the appropriate aid year from the drop-down box Click on the “Resources/Additional Information” tab and answer the Title IV Authorization question and the Hold My Credit Balance question by selecting “Authorize” or “Decline.”

ACCESS GENERAL FINANCIAL AID LINKS  Click on the fifth link, “General Financial Aid”

EMAIL THE OFFICE OF FINANCIAL AID By emailing the Office of Financial Aid, you will be able to ask any question that pertains to your financial aid.  Click on the fourth entry “Email Delaware State University’s Financial Aid Office”

ACCESS MY AWARD INFORMATION With your award information, you will have access to your “Account Summary,” your “Award,” your “Award Payment Schedule,” and your “Award and Loan Application History.”  Click on the third link “Award”  Click on “Award by Aid Year; ” select the aid year  Click on “Award Overview” (an overview of your total financial aid award)

ACCEPT TERMS AND CONDITIONS  Click the “Award” link  Click the “Award by Aid Year” link  Click the gray “Terms and Conditions” tab  Read the terms and conditions and click either the “Accept” or “Do Not Accept” button. (You must accept the terms and conditions to receive financial aid.)

ACCEPT YOUR AWARD  Choose “My Award Information”  Choose “Award By Aid Year”  Choose the appropriate aid year from the drop-down box  Click on the “Accept Award Offer” tab and select “Accept” or “Decline” for each fund  Accept the full award amount by selecting “Accept Full Amount of All Awards.”  Accept a partial amount by selecting “Accept” and entering the amount in the “Accept Partial Amount” field. 16

USE WWW.STUDENTAID.GOV:  Go to www.studentaid.gov (PIN is your FAFSA PIN)

COMPLETE ENTRANCE COUNSELING  Click “In school” then “Complete Loan Entrance Counseling”  Click “Start” then select “Delaware State University” from the drop-down box and select “Notify this School,” then “Continue”  Read all of the information and click “Continue” until you reach the end of the counseling

COMPLETE EXIT COUNSELING  Hover over “Manage Loans,” then click “Complete Exit Counseling”

COMPLETE A MASTER PROMISSORY NOTE (MPN)  Click “In school” then select “Complete a Loan Agreement (Master Promissory Note)”  Select “Start” for the type of loan that pertains to you  Read and complete all of the necessary information. Click “Continue” until you reach the end of the application. Click “Continue” until you reach the end of the application.


A Navigational Guide Through Your Student Services Portal MANAGING YOUR STUDENT ACCOUNT Through the NelNet Enterprise Student Portal, you can manage your account, pay your student bill, set up an authorized payer and enroll in a payment plan — all in one place!

ACCESS THE PORTAL      

Go to my.desu.edu Click “Banner Self Service” icon Enter User ID (With an Uppercase “D”) & PIN number (First-time users enter your 6-digit mm/dd/yr birthdate. Forget your PIN? Please select “Forgot PIN”) Click “Login” Click “Student Services” tab Click “NelNet Payment Portal” link (First-time users must verify personal information and answer security questions.)

You can now do the following! VIEW YOUR ACCOUNT

(Select “View Details”)

PAY YOUR BILL VIA NELNET

(Select “Make a Payment”)

SET UP A PAYMENT PLAN VIA NELNET

(Select “Set Up a Payment Plan”)

ADD AN AUTHORIZED PAYER

(Select “Add an Authorized Party”) Complete the information requested for the authorized person, then click “Save.” The authorized party will receive an email to set up an account with NelNet.

ENROLL IN BILLING SMS (TEXT) ALERTS

VIEW CURRENT TUITION & FEES:  Go to www.desu.edu/tuition  Click “Tuition & Fees”

PRINT YOUR STUDENT BILL OR TAX FORM:     

Go to my.desu.edu Click “Banner Self Service” icon Enter User ID (With an Uppercase “D”) & PIN number Click “Login” Select “Student Records”

STUDENT BILL:  Select “Account Summary by Selected Term”  Select Term  Click “Submit”

1098-T TAX FORM:  Select “Tax Notification”  Enter a tax year  Click “Submit”

REQUEST A COMMUTER MEAL PLAN:       

Go to my.desu.edu Click “Commuter Meal Plan” link in the left-hand menu Click “Request” Select Correct Term Enter ID number (With an Uppercase “D”) & PIN number Select Meal Plan Click “Login”

ENROLL IN DIRECT DEPOSIT VIA BANK MOBILE  Go to www.refundselection.com  Enter your personal code; if you do not have a code, select “Need a Code.”  Select an option for how you would like your money to be deposited  Select “Deposit to an Existing Account” to have the refund sent to your current bank account  Select “Deposit to a Bank Mobile Vibe Account” if you would like to open an account with Bank Mobile  Bank Mobile will mail you a debit card.  Your refund will be deposited in 24 hours from the time the University makes the funds available.

ENROLL IN STUDENT HEALTH INSURANCE:     

Go to my.desu.edu Click “UHC Health Insurance Waiver” link in the left-hand menu Click the link in the left-hand menu to enroll in the insurance Read all information carefully and follow the steps to process your enrollment Submit your request prior to the deadlines listed on the site for efficient processing

(Select “Register to Receive Text Services on Your Mobile Phone”)

VIEW/PRINT TRANSACTIONS

(Click “View Details,” then click “Payments” tab)

LOGGING INTO MYDESU n For the first time: Use your date of birth (6 digits MM/DD/YY) as the initial PIN and then the system will prompt you to reset your PIN. n Already a user and need your password reset? Call the help desk (302.857.7028) or email the help desk (support@desu.edu) for assistance.

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Understanding Your Loans WILLIAM D. FORD FEDERAL STAFFORD LOANS William D. Ford Federal Stafford Loans allow you to borrow money for your education. Student loans, unlike grants and work-study, are borrowed funding that must be repaid, with interest, similar to auto loans and mortgages. Loans are also legal obligations, so before you apply for a student loan, think about the amount that must be repaid over the years. For more information regarding Federal Student Loans, please visit the www.StudentAid.gov website.

There are two types of Stafford Loans: Subsidized and Unsubsidized Federal Subsidized n U.S. Department of Education pays interest while borrower is enrolled at least half time (6 credit hours) or during deferment periods. n Have a financial need as determined by your institution. Federal Unsubsidized n Interest begins to accrue immediately after the first disbursement, unlike the subsidized Stafford loan. n You must be enrolled at least half time (6 credits). n A financial need is not a requirement. However, the borrower must have a completed FAFSA on file.

Stafford Loan Annual Maximums Year in School

Graduate or Professional Student

First Year

$20,500 (all funds are unsubsidized)

Second Year

$20,500 (all funds are unsubsidized)

Third Year and Beyond

$20,500 (all funds are unsubsidized)

Approximately 1.059% origination and insurance fees will be deducted from each disbursement.

For current interest rates, please visit www.studentaid.gov.

WILLIAM D. FORD DIRECT STAFFORD LOAN | Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note

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Entrance Counseling Once you have decided to apply for the Federal Stafford Loan, please begin with Entrance Counseling:

Master Promissory Note After completion of the Entrance Counseling, the borrower must complete a Master Promissory Note. Please follow the steps listed below:

 Go to www.studentaid.gov  Log in using your FSA credentials (PIN is your FAFSA PIN)  Click “In school” then “Complete Loan Entrance Counseling”  Click “Start” then select “Delaware State University” from the drop-down box and select “Notify this School,” then “Continue”  Read all of the information and click “Continue” until you reach the end of the counseling

 Click “In school” then select “Complete a Loan Agreement (Master Promissory Note)”  Select “Start” for the type of loan that pertains to you  Read and complete all of the necessary information. Click “Continue” until you reach the end of the application. n PLEASE NOTE: For questions regarding the completion of the Entrance Counseling or MPN, contact the Department of Education at 800.433.3243. Concerns regarding Delaware State University’s financial aid process should be directed to our office by phone at 302.857.6250, by fax at 302.857.6251 or by email at faid@desu.edu. For more information on the William D. Ford Federal Direct Stafford Loan, please log on to www.studentaid.gov for details.


Campus

RESOURCES Delaware State University Police Department Mission

The Delaware State University Police Department provides law enforcement services to the Delaware State University community. It is dedicated to delivering the highest level of service through student- and campus-oriented policing to promote a safe campus environment that fosters student success.

Reach University police and security at the following numbers: n On-Campus Emergency – x4444 n 24-hour Automated Dispatch – 302.857.7911

Vision

As one of the top university police departments, the Delaware State University Police Department will be renowned for a standard of service excellence in community policing that makes Delaware State University one of the safest college campuses in the nation. The Delaware State University Police Department provides for the safety of its students, faculty and staff. To do this, the University has created a comprehensive, three-tiered security system: n A fully certified police department, including 18 licensed law enforcement officers with all the powers of any municipal law enforcement agency.  A fully staffed security force that provides around-the-clock coverage of the 400-acre campus.  A group of student cadets, which provides evening escorts, assistance with University events and extra security within the student population.

Parking on campus

Campus parking spaces are provided in designated areas for resident and commuter students. There is an annual fee of $70 for parking on the main campus. Students with automobiles can go to desu.thepermitstore.com to obtain a parking decal that must be displayed as directed at all times. The Wilmington location does not require a decal or parking fee. Students must also register their motor vehicle with the Delaware State University Police Department by bringing their vehicle insurance, registration and driver’s license to the Campus Police Building.

Signing Up for the University’s Emergency Alert System Delaware State University's Emergency Alert system through 911 Cellular provides timely notification of any potential or actual emergency/threat that may exist — whether it is a weather event, an environmental mishap such as a chemical leak, a fire, a criminal threat or any other type of emergency. In the case of any emergency/threat, the University will have the capability to contact you immediately via cell phone (both voice and text message), home or residence hall phone, email, Facebook and Twitter to inform you of what has transpired and what precautions are needed. The Delaware State University Emergency Alert broadcasts messages to any and all means of contact provided; therefore, it is critically important for University community members to provide your personal contact information and update it when it changes.

To log in to 911 Cellular: 1. Go to the Delaware State University Police Department site at www.desu.edu/police. Click on the Mass Notification System link in the middle of the page.

2. Read the disclaimer and click on “Login Page” under Step 1 of the Login Instructions. 3. Type in your Delaware State University email address and your password. *Note: If this is the first time accessing the system, enter your University D number (*ALL UPPER CASE) as the password. 4. Click on Login. 5. Verify your contact information and update if necessary. Make sure your group is correct. For example, if you are a student you must select students group. Update your contact information. 6. If this is your first time accessing the system, change your password. 7. Click Update to save your changes. 8. If you are unable to access your account, please contact Roberto Brito at rbrito@desu.edu. Unsubscribing: Once you graduate or are no longer associated with the University, you can go to the bottom of the registration page and click on: (Click here to remove yourself). It is important that you retain your login information to review and update your profile. Contact Delaware State University Police at 302.857.7092 if you have problems or questions.

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William C. Jason Library The William C. Jason Library serves as the hub of the University’s academic programs and houses more than 220,000 books, monographs, and bound volumes; provides access to over 115 databases; and offers computers and study rooms for student use. For access to library services, students are registered virtually once they are admitted and have a D100#.

Click here to register to gain access to the William C. Jason Library Below are a few library tutorials for your reference: 1. General Introduction | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDe8Y6uB13w 2. Explanation of All Services | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=05qY09juKtc 3. Student Registration and Access | https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=60QzJ3GxEwM 302.857.6191 | www.desu.edu/library

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GRADUATE STUDENT ASSOCIATION MISSION The mission of the Graduate Student Association supports the mission of the University by representing and advocating the interests of graduate students at Delaware State University, by providing a forum for free and open discussion of matters affecting this community, and by providing financial and organizational support for professional development and networking events within this community. Our desire is to create an environment for graduate students that provides co-curricular opportunities that advance student learning, fosters respect from the University community, provides services for the graduate student community, and enhances the quality of life of the graduate student community.

VISION

To provide a central agency by which the members may promote the interest and welfare of the University community. To further the development of a wholesome relationship among the administration and the graduate student community. To encourage the participation of graduate students in the identification of problems that relate to the graduate student community and to assist in the solutions to those problems.

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Additional Campus Resources BOOKSTORE The Delaware State University Bookstore is located on the first floor of the Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center and offers textbooks, clothing and accessories, gifts, school supplies and more. Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center, First Floor | 302.857.6225 www.bkstr.com/delawarestatestore

CAREER SERVICES & STUDENT EMPLOYMENT The Office of Career Services and Student Employment provides the resources to help students develop a strategic plan for locating internships, student employment, career options or further graduate studies. Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center, Suite 333 | 302.857.6120 careerservices@desu.edu | www.desu.edu/student-life/career-services

COUNSELING SERVICES Counseling Services are designed to provide counseling and a wide range of personal development opportunities to help students maintain good mental health. These services are structured to assist students in utilizing the resources of the institution in order to maximize educational opportunities. Cottage 504 | 302.857.7381 www.desu.edu/student-life/student-health-services/counseling-services

STUDENT JUDICIAL AFFAIRS The mission of Student Judicial Affairs is designed to protect Delaware State University students, the campus community, and to adjudicate cases of alleged student misconduct on and off campus in a fair and consistent manner. Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center, Suite 306 | 302.857.6470 judicialaffairs@desu.edu | www.desu.edu/student-life/judicial-affairs

POST MAIL AND COPY CENTER The Post Mail and Copy Center operated by Ricoh offers mail, copy center and graphic design services for the campus community. Martin Luther King Jr. Student Center, First Floor | 302.857.6280 copycenter@desu.edu

STUDENT HEALTH SERVICES

WELLNESS AND RECREATION

The mission of the Department of Student Health Services is to assist students in their academic goals and personal development by providing quality and confidential health care services. Striving to maintain a healthy campus community, emphasis is placed on the prevention of illness and the promotion of wellness through health education.

The Department of Wellness and Recreation provides recreational activities and programming that promotes personal health, safety and wellness.

Student Health Center | 302.857.6393 www.desu.edu/student-life/student-health-services

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Wellness and Recreation Center | 302.857.7785 wellnessandrec@desu.edu www.desu.edu/student-life/wellness-recreation


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Campus Buildings and Facilities Building Name (Bldg #)

Claibourne D. Smith Administration Building#) Building Name (Building

Courtyard Apartments Buildings 1–7 (46)

Luna I. Mishoe Science Center South (34)

Thomasson Building (20)

Herbarium (15) Lydia P. Laws Hall (24) Softball Field (47) U. S. Washington Jr. Cooperative Extension Center (15) Alumni Stadium (4) Education & Humanities Building (32) Medgar Evers Hall (7) Soldier Field (17) James W.W. Baker Building (10) University Police Station (52) Aquaculture Research and Demonstration Center B1 & B2 (45) ETV Building (38) Memorial Hall Gym & Strength and Agriculture Annex (46) Conditioning Facility (6) University Village Building 1 (43) Baker Annex (47) Facilities Management Annex Building (14) Student Health Center (21) John R. Price (36) Meta V. Jenkins Hall (8) University Village Building 2 (42) Baker Building Extension Facilities Management Building (13) Alumni Stadium (4)(47) Loockerman Hall (National Historic Landmark)Martin (18)Luther King, Jr.Thomasson Student Center (3)Building (20) University Village Building 3 (41) Bank of America Building (31) Greenhouse (12) University Village Café (44) Aquaculture Optical Science Center for Applied Research Bldg. (55) Bus Stop (39) Research and Demonstration Center (44)Harriet Tubman Hall (23) Tubman Laws Hall (23) Luna I. Mishoe Science Center North (32) Walking Mall (50) President’s Residence (26) Campus Mall (2) Herbarium (16) Bank of America Building (30) Warren-Franklin (27) CenterHall (15) LunaCageI. (51) Mishoe Science Center South (33) R. S. Grossley Hall (29) U.S. Washington Jr. Cooperative Extension Conrad Hall (19) Indoor Batting Welcome Center (1) Richard Wynder Towers (22) Conwell (9) Bus StopHall(38) James W.W. Baker Bldg. (10 & 11) Martin Luther King, Jr. Student Center (3) University Courtyard Apartments Buildings (52)Center (5) Wellness &1–7 Recreation Soccer Field (49) Cottage 504/Sponsored Programs (25) John R. Price Building (37) Campus Mall (2) William C. Jason Library (30) Softball Field (48) Loockerman Hall (National Historic Landmark) Medgar Evers Hall (7) (18) University Police Station (51) Soldier Field (17) Science Center North (33) Claibourne D. Smith Administration Building (39) Luna I. Mishoe Memorial Hall Gym & Strength Village Building 1 (40) Student Health Center University (21) Conrad Hall (19) and Conditioning Facility (6) University Village Building 2 (42) Cottage 504/Sponsored Programs (24) Meta V. Jenkins Hall (8) University Village Building 3 (41) Delaware Hall (27) Optical Science Center for Applied Research Village Café (43) Education & Humanities Building (31) (OSCAR) Building (45) Walking Mall (49) ETV Building (37) President’s Residence (25) Warren-Franklin Hall (26) Facilities Management Annex (14) R.S. Grossley Hall (28) Welcome Center (1) Facilities Management Building (13) W. Richard Wynder Tower (22) Wellness & Recreation Center (5) Greenhouse (12) Samuel L. Conwell Hall (9) William C. Jason Library (29) Soccer Field (48) (40)

Delaware Hall (28)

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