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Financial Aid

Application for Spring Financial Assistance

The Priority Date for spring awarding is January 4th. We must have a completed spring application and a completed/verified FAFSA by this date in order to ensure you have aid before spring classes begin. You may be required to pay out of pocket if you did not meet the priority date.


A student must be enrolled at The University of Southern Mississippi on at least a half-time basis and must be seeking a degree from the university to receive most types of federal financial aid. If you wish to receive federal financial assistance for the spring semester, please complete the following if:

  • you are not currently enrolled at The University of Southern Mississippi, or
  • you are enrolled on a less than half-time basis at The University of Southern Mississippi.

If you are enrolled on a less than half-time basis, you should notify our office if the number of hours for which you are registered changes so that we can determine if you have financial aid eligibility. If you have made a change in your admissions and/or program status, contact our office so that we can determine if your financial aid eligibility should be revised.

Students who wish to receive federal financial assistance for the spring session must complete the 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid if they have not already done so.

If you are not currently enrolled at The University of Southern Mississippi please complete the information requested below.

Students with SOAR accounts should complete the application in SOAR by navigating the following path:

Self Service > Student Center > Finances > Apply for Financial Aid

(Web app available September 1st through SOAR.)

To begin your application process click apply now.

Students who have applied for admission to Southern Miss and who need assistance in retrieving their SOAR user ID and password may contact the iTech Help Desk at 601.266.4357.

The priority date for spring awarding is January 4th.

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Office of Financial Aid
Kennard-Washington Hall (KWH) 101
118 College Dr. #5101 Hattiesburg, MS 39406

Hattiesburg Campus

Fax 601.266.5769

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Email
financial.aidFREEMississippi

Phone
601.266.4774

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Student Services One Stop
Hardy Hall, First Floor
730 East Beach Blvd. 
Long Beach, MS 39560

Gulf Park Campus

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Email
OneStop_GPFREEMississippi

Phone
228.214.3370