After you complete the DSF Application, there are additional requirements and deadlines you are required to meet. After you complete certain requirements, you move into a different application stage.  See the different application stages in the chart below.

Click on the checklist that applies to you to see the complete list of requirements you must complete in order to receive a DSF award and become a DSF Scholar.

If you are uncertain whether you are a New or Renewal Applicant, or if you are uncertain of your eligibility for Federal Student Aid, please contact DSF at Detailed information about eligibility for Federal Student Aid is also available at