Information for Southern Miss Faculty & Staff
The Southern Miss Office of Financial Aid commends you for partnering with us to provide
students with an excellent academic environment. Whether working with undergraduate
or graduate students, we hope the following information regarding our services will
be beneficial to you.
Requesting a Financial Aid Counselor to Speak at Your Student Event
If you would like to have a financial aid counselor come to speak at one of your student
events on campus, you can submit a request at the link below.
Requesting a Counselor
- Make sure you include the date, location, number of students, and your contact information
when you submit your request.
- Type "Event Request" in the subject line and submit.
*Southern Miss Priority Deadline for Financial Aid is December 15*
Federal Work-Study (FWS)
Federal Work-Study (FWS) provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students
with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The
program encourages community service work and work related to the recipient's course
of study. Typical award amount at Southern Miss is between $800 - $3,600 for undergrads
and $1,800 - $6,000 for grads. Students must complete the Free Application for Federal
Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine if they are eligible for Federal Work-Study. Information
regarding hiring a work-study student or posting a work-study job can obtained from
the Southern Miss Office of Student Employment
Upon receipt of federal financial aid assistance to attend The University of Southern
Mississippi, federal regulations require a student to attend class through the 60%
point of an applicable enrollment period in order to earn the federal financial aid
assistance that was awarded for that enrollment period. If the student attended at
least one class beyond the 60% date in which a failing or incomplete grade was received
or for which no grade was recorded, the student must obtain written documentation
from the instructor confirming the student's class attendance. The instructor must
sign and submit the documentation to the Office of Financial Aid.