The Office of Undergraduate Scholarships has developed a campus-wide financial literacy program titled F.L.I.G.H.T (financial literacy insight, growth, help and teachings) to bring financial literacy awareness to prospective and current students. Within our office we have a physical library of hard copy materials, financial links located under the "External" tab in the GO System, quick links below, and access to federally provided programs to assist you in creating your own unique financial plan in conjunction with your academic plan.
Please, contact our office at email@example.com if you need more financial literacy assistance or contact your local financial institution for professional guidance.
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If you are planning to attend Southern Miss in the fall directly after your high school graduation, we have outlined some helpful resources to help make sure that you have the proper knowledge to secure your financial needs and prepare your student(s) in learning about basic money management. Start with learning key financial terms, deadlines and procedures for our University, and where to find corresponding information.
Every year students should complete the General Application in the GO System, apply for additional scholarships, complete a new FAFSA, and review all deadlines. In addition to these items, we also recommend the following:
Not only are these resources and programs a great asset to your development as a student, but they can also help in covering college expenses. They also provide hands on experiences and student engagement within individual campus communities.
In addition to taking advantage of the above resources, seniors should begin planning for graduate school, interviewing for jobs, and/or preparing financially to tackle any student loan payments and personal expenses associated with life after graduation.
Career Services encourages students of all classifications (Freshman - Alumni) to attend the Career and Internship Expo. They believe that students should begin networking and speaking with employers as early as Freshman year, so that they can grow in their confidence with connecting to employers.
The University of Southern Mississippi does not offer an out state tuition waiver or scholarship. We encourage students who qualify to seek opportunities provided through the Academic Common Market.
The Academic Common Market is a tuition-savings program for college students in 15 SREB states, who want to pursue degrees that are not offered by their in-state institutions. Students can enroll in out-of-state institutions that offer their degree program and pay the institution’s in-state tuition rates. More than 1,900 undergraduate and graduate programs are available.
All Office of Undergraduate Scholarships are equally open to international students that meet the requirements. International students are included in the application pool for automatic consideration, auto-match, and apply-to scholarship opportunities provided by the University. We also encourage you to apply for any "other recommended opportunities" suggested for you in the GO System, as well as any on our website. We have also included additional external scholarship resources designated for international students.
*Some links lead to national and international databases housed on other university sites. When reviewing opportunities, make sure that the opportunity is not limited to that specific institution.