Announcements

New For 2017-2018
The 2017-2018 FAFSA will be available starting October 1, 2016.  It will utilize the Prior-Prior Year tax information. Learn how this will help students.

NEW Eligibility Requirement for State Aid Programs!
Beginning with the Fall 2016 term, undergraduate students must enroll in and complete 15 credit hours per semester to maintain eligibility for state aid for programs that require full-time enrollment. For info click <here>

Loan Processing
If you have never received a Federal Direct Stafford Loan, and plan on doing so for the upcoming 2015-2016 school year, you must complete Entrance Loan Counseling and a Master Promissory Note by visiting StudentLoans.gov.  You will need your FAFSA PIN to complete these steps.

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Important Dates

Key dates for students enrolling for the 2016-2017 year:

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid for 2016-2017 is available online beginning Jan. 1, 2016.

Apply for 2016-2017 scholarships from the State of Mississippi. Several scholarships have a March 31, 2016 Deadline.  Deadline for MTAG and MESG is September 15, 2016.

Apply for Foundation Scholarships for 2016-2017.  The deadline to apply is February 1, 2016.  You may apply online at www.usmfoundation.com/go.

Key dates for students enrolling for the 2017-2018 year: 
 
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid for 2017-2018 is available online beginning Oct. 1, 2016.