About Financial Aid
|The Office of Financial Aid was notified on January 14, 2021 of additional funding
that will be made available to students as grants to offset costs associated with
the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Further details are yet to be determined by the Department
of Education. As soon as our office has information on the distribution of these funds,
we will notify students through USM email and your SOAR account. Please be patient
and allow us time to best serve our students in need.
More than 80 percent of the Southern Miss student population receives some form of
financial assistance, so we understand the importance of acquiring scholarships and
financial aid. Current students and prospective students are encouraged to research
all opportunities for funding, apply by the deadlines, and submit payment in full
or set up a payment plan before the beginning of the academic year or term in which
you plan to attend.