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 2017-2018 school year, you must complete Entrance Loan Counseling and a Master Promissory Note by visiting  You will need your FAFSA PIN to complete these steps.

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Important Dates

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.

Apply for Foundation Scholarships for 2017-2018.  The deadline to apply is December 12, 2016.  You may apply online at

Apply for 2017-2018 scholarships from the State of Mississippi. Several scholarships have a March 31, 2017 Deadline.  Deadline for MTAG and MESG is September 15, 2017.