• The FAFSA – the Free Application for Federal Student Aid – is the first step in getting money for college. See the link for assistance with the FAFSA.

    https://blog.ed.gov/2018/09/parents-guide-fafsa/

    Once you complete the FAFSA, you will need to complete the application for State Aid.

    State Aid

    The Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid (MOSFA) offers scholarships and grants based on merit and financial need to full-time (15 credit hours per semester) students attending eligible Mississippi colleges and universities. The application is available at https://www.msfinancialaid.org/ or you can link to the Mississippi application after completing the FAFSA and most of your info will be prefilled. 

    Applications open October 1 and should be completed by March 31 (the HELP grant deadline). For official information, eligibility requirements, and deadlines, please refer to the State Aid website: 

    https://www.msfinancialaid.org/  

    Mississippi Tuition Assistance Grant (MTAG)

    Covers up to $500/year for freshman and sophomores and up to $1000/year for juniors and seniors. Eligibility criteria:

    • Has a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 and a minimum of 15 on the national ACT or equivalent score on the national SAT
    • Is not full PELL Grant eligible
    • Deadline: September 15

    Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant (MESG)

    Covers up to $2500/year, but may not exceed tuition and required fees at attending the institution. Initial eligibility for the student who:

    • Achieves a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5
    • Scores a minimum of 29 on the national ACT or equivalent score on the national SAT or is a National Merit/National Achievement Finalist or Semi-Finalist
    • Deadline: September 15