Undergraduate students may apply for the following grants at The University of Mississippi:
The University of Mississippi is committed to providing access to quality education for students from all backgrounds. Through our Ole Miss Opportunity program, the University guarantees that eligible Mississippi resident students will receive financial aid support to cover the average cost of tuition, residence hall housing, and an allowance for meals. This program will fill the gap in funding after all federal, state, institutional, and private scholarships and grants awarded to the student have been considered.
What are the eligibility requirements?
How does a student apply?
Pell grants of up to $5,550 per year ($5,645 in 2013-14) are available to eligible students. Eligibility is determined by the U.S. Department of Education based on a formula approved by Congress. The formula uses the information that is supplied by the parent and/or student on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to produce an EFC (Expected Family Contribution). Award amounts are prorated based on the number of hours for which a student is enrolled. Only undergraduate students who have not previously received a bachelor's degree are eligible. More information about Pell grants is available from the Federal Guide to Student Aid.
Federal Pell Grant Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU) - New!
A new law reduces the duration of Federal Pell Grant eligibility from 18 semesters (or its equivalent) to 12 semesters (or its equivalent). This applies to all Federal Pell Grant eligible students effective with the 2012-13 academic year.
The maximum amount of Pell Grant funding a student can receive each year is equal to 100%. The 12-semester or six-year equivalent is 600%. Click here for details.
Grants of up to $4,000 per year are available to students pursuing a first bachelor's degree who show exceptional financial need. Due to limited funds, grants at The University of Mississippi usually do not exceed $800 per year. To apply, a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). More information about SEOG is available from the Federal Guide to Student Aid.
A grant of $500 per year is available for freshmen and sophomores and $1,000 per year for juniors and seniors who are Mississippi residents. MTAG is prorated for those students who receive a Pell Grant; therefore, students who receive the maximum Pell award will not be eligible for MTAG. One-year Mississippi residency and full-time enrollment are required. Entering freshmen must have a minimum ACT score of 15 or equivalent SAT and a 2.5 GPA. Applications are available from high-school counselors or from the Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid in Jackson. All requirements must be completed by September 15 of each year. Renewal requires submission of an application each year, continued full-time status and maintenance of a 2.5 college GPA.
A grant of $2,500 per year is available to Mississippi residents who are entering freshmen and are designated as National Merit/Achievement Finalists/Semifinalists OR who achieve an ACT score of 29 or better (or comparable SAT score) and a 3.5 high-school grade-point average. One-year Mississippi residency and full-time enrollment are required. Applications are available from high-school counselors or the Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid in Jackson. All requirements must be completed by September 15 of each year. Renewal requires submission of an application each year, continued full-time status and maintenance of a 3.5 GPA.
This scholarship is related to a U.S. Department of Education grant entitled Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs awarded to the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning (GEARUP MS).
This is a renewal scholarship only. The application can be found at
The Summer Developmental Program Grant is made available through the Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid in Jackson to high-school graduates attending the Mississippi Summer Developmental Program.
To be eligible, a student must
Students should complete the application after January 1. The deadline for applying is the established deadline date for enrollment in the Summer Developmental Program.
More information concerning this grant is available on the Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid site.
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