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Financial Calendar Spring 2021

  Date Complete Financial Action by Date Important Info Links & Who to Contact
New & Continuing Students

Nov 1

FAFSA & Verification Process Priority Date for Payment Consideration for spring FAFSA & Verification: Financial Aid
Payment Information: Business Services
New & Continuing Students 

Nov 15

Anticipated aid and balance due visible to students in SOAR Anticipated Aid: Financial Aid
Balance Information: Business Services
New & Continuing Students  

Dec 1

Faculty/Staff Tuition Waiver Priority Date for Payment Consideration for spring  Faculty/Staff Tuition Waiver: Human Resources‚Äč
New Transfer Students 

Jan 5

Admission & Scholarship Application deadline for incoming spring Transfer Academic and Transfer Designation-Based Scholarships 

Admissions & Transcripts: Admissions

Scholarship Eligibility: Office of Undergraduate Scholarships

New & Continuing Students 

Jan 10

Student Responsibility amount due in full or enrollment in 1st payment plan installment due (Students who do not pay their balance in full or enroll in the payment plan by the University deadline at the start of each semester may have their class schedule dropped.)  Payment Information: Business Services
New Freshman Students 

Jan 15

Competitive Scholarship application deadline for incoming fall 2021 freshman Luckyday, Honors College & McCarty Scholars for the upcoming academic year (2021-22)  GO System: Office of Undergraduate Scholarships
New Transfer Students  

Jan 15

Acceptance deadline for spring Transfer Academic & Transfer Designation-Based Scholarships  Scholarship Eligibility: Office of Undergraduate Scholarships 
New & Continuing Students  

Jan 23

USM Spring 2021 Regular session classes begin. 

Note: Scholarships and financial aid awards typically post on SOAR accounts by the second week of the semester. 

Class Registration: Your Academic Advisor, contact information on SOAR 
New & Continuing Students

Jan 30

Last day to add/drop classes without academic or financial penalty  

Class Registration: Registrar Office

Withdrawals & tuition credits: Business Services 

New Freshman Students

Feb 1

Deadline to submit updated test scores to Admissions for incoming fall 2021 freshman Academic Scholarships for the upcoming academic year (2021-22) 

Admissions & Test Score: Admissions

Scholarship Eligibility: Office of Undergraduate Scholarships

New & Continuing Students 

Feb 5

Begin processing Spring 2021 refunds.  Refunds Schedules: Business Services
New & Continuing Students

Feb 10

Payment plan installment due   Payment Information: Business Services
New Students 

Feb 15

Priority date for housing application with $75 fee.  After this date, fee will increase to $150 for the upcoming academic year (2021-22)  Housing Application: Housing & Residence Life
New & Continuing Students

Feb 15

Priority date for GO General Application for other USM scholarship opportunities for the upcoming academic year (2021-22)  GO System: Office of Undergraduate Scholarships
New & Continuing Students

March

State of Mississippi Financial Aid typically sends funding to The University of Southern Mississippi in March to post state awards to SOAR accounts. Anticipated State of MS Awards: Financial Aid
New & Continuing Students 

March 10

Payment plan installment due  Payment Information: Business Services
New & Continuing Students 

March 31

State of MS Financial Aid: HELP application deadline for the upcoming academic year (2021-22)  Anticipated State of MS Awards: Financial Aid 
New & Continuing Students

April 10

Payment plan installment due Payment Information: Business Services
New Freshman Students 

May 1

Acceptance deadline in GO for incoming fall 2021 freshman Academic Excellence & Competitive Scholarships for the upcoming academic year (2021-22)  Scholarship Eligibility: Office of Undergraduate Scholarships 
New Freshman Students 

May 1

Scholarship Application deadline for incoming fall 2021 freshman National Merit Scholarships for the upcoming academic year (2021-22)  GO System: Office of Undergraduate Scholarships

Contact Us

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

Contact Us

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