To fulfill our mission DMI works with all candidate students to make financing and attending the school possible, regardless of their resources, through a combination of programs below.
Please note that aid is an individualized process and the best way to fully understand your costs and the programs that are best suited to your needs is to apply for aid and have a consultation with our staff after completing the FAFSA. We encourage everyone to start with the FAFSA during the application process at DMI.
For any additional question regarding Financial Aid please contact Rhonda Rogers at 318-213-0164 or email@example.com.
DMI has a need blind admissions process and offers a comprehensive set of student aid, scholarships and payment plan options that make attending possible for anyone eligible.
To be eligible to receive federal student aid, you must:
DMI maintains Louisiana state approval with the Louisiana Board of Regents to operate as a post-secondary school.
Administrative staff work with the Executive Director to submit necessary documents to the Board of Regents by July 27 of each year.
State based aid includes TOPS (Taylor Opportunity Program for Students). Requirements are as follows:
To apply for TOPS, first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Students who can verify ineligibility for Federal Grants may forgo the Free Application for Federal Student Aid and apply via online application
If you choose not to fill out the FAFSA, please contact the financial aid office on how to apply.
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DMI offers internal merit based scholarships for those who submit a portfolio. DMI also offers an additional need based Scholarship for Worthy Students. DMI will review student aid reports generated by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and will award scholarships to applicants with an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of zero, and who qualify for dependent status.
Dependents are typically single and not supporting other dependents, although there are various exceptions for other circumstances. Additionally, applicants must meet academic standards including a minimum high school GPA of 2.0, an ACT score of 16 (to be considered for a need based scholarship) and achieve a 75% or 85% on the Game Development or Digital Animation & VFX placement exams.
These statistics are national averages and can vary based on many factors such as location. Students should do their own research about their intended market and field.