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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
Animation, Visual Effects & Interactive Content (AVEI) Creative Excellence Scholarship: To qualify, prospective students will need to submit 10-15 pieces of personal creative artwork. This work can be drawings and/or examples of traditional or digital animation, photography, graphic design, film-making or other creative digital media. For tips on submitting your portfolio, please contact us at email@example.com
Interactive Software Development (ISD) Technical Excellence Scholarship: To qualify, students must submit at least 5 examples of original software code. They can be examples from previous software development courses or working examples of game prototypes. Key languages include: C, C#, C++ , Java, Java Script, etc. For tips on submitting your portfolio, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Advertising Design (AD) Professional Excellence Scholarship: to qualify, perspective students will need to submit portfolios must be submitted to the Scholarship Committee for their prospective program. Each portfolio will be reviewed by 2 individuals with expertise in that program. 50% of the Scholarship will be deducted from the first-year tuition the first day of class. The additional 50% of the Scholarship will be deducted from the second-year tuition on the first day of class your second year. If student are in good standing with their grades, attendance and financial accounts they remain eligible at the beginning of the second year.
The Veterans Benefits Administration offers a wide-variety of benefits and services to Veterans. Eligibility for most VA benefits is based upon discharge from active military service under other than dishonorable conditions.
Applying for your VA education benefits can be done in just a few steps:
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 ISD or AVEI 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.