Steps to Apply
Step 1: Apply for Admission
Financial aid cannot be processed without a clear admission status.
Step 2: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Mississippi Residents may apply for state aid at the State of Mississippi Student Financial Aid Website by clicking here.
Students should also apply for Southern Miss scholarships by completing the general application in the GO System here.
Students selected for verification by the Federal Government will need to submit additional information.
Step 4: Accept or Decline Awards in SOAR
Instructions for accepting your offers in SOAR can be found here.
When the Office of Financial Aid receives all necessary documentation you will receive your Financial Aid Offer Notice.
NOTE: If you were awarded institutional scholarships, they must be accepted in the GO System, not SOAR.
Step 5: Be Aware