Financial Aid News

Congratulations to the Accepted Members of Dickinson's Class of 2020!  Click here for information regarding your estimated financial aid award. 

IMPORTANT UPDATE:  On May 10, 2015 the Department of Education implemented a new login process to improve security for student- and borrower-based websites, including FAFSA on the Web, NSLDS Student ACCESS,,, and the TEACH Grant website.  The new Federal Student Aid ID, which is comprised of a user-selected username and password, replaced the Federal Student Aid PIN as the process by which students, parents, and borrowers authenticate their identity to access their federal student aid information.  Users who arrive at the impacted websites will be directed to a link to register for their new Federal Student Aid ID.  The registration process should take less than seven minutes. Follow these steps or watch this video to learn how to create your new Federal Student Aid ID.

Outside Scholarship Opportunities

From time to time the Financial Aid office learns of outside scholarships or low interest loan programs for which our students may be eligible. Some scholarship opportunities are open to all students, while others may have eligibility requirements, such as residence in a particular state or region. For current opportunities, visit our Outside Scholarship page.

GRE fee reduction

Thinking about taking the GRE (Graduate Record Exam)?  You may be eligible for a GRE fee reduction.   To be eligible for the fee reduction certificate, you must be a US citizen or permanent resident, currently a senior who filed the FAFSA and is receiving financial aid. Dependent students must have an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of $1500 or less, independent students must have an EFC of $1900 or less.  The certificate will cover half the cost for on General Tests and/or one Subject test.  To request a certificate, please contact Rick Heckman in the Financial Aid Office.