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The Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid (MOSFA) offers scholarships and grants based on merit and ﬁnancial need to full-time (15 credit hours per semester) students attending eligible Mississippi colleges and universities. The application is available at https://www.msfinancialaid.org/ or you can link to the Mississippi application after completing the FAFSA and most of your info will be prefilled.
Applications open October 1 and should be completed by March 31 (the HELP grant deadline). For official information, eligibility requirements, and deadlines, please refer to the Mississippi Aid Application website: https://www.msfinancialaid.org/
Covers up to $500/year for freshman and sophomores and up to $1000/year for juniors and seniors. More information can be found here. Eligibility criteria:
Be a legal resident of the State of Mississippi for one year prior to application
Has a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5 and a minimum of 15 on the national ACT or equivalent score on the national SAT
Is not full PELL Grant eligible
Deadline: September 15
Covers up to $2500/year, but may not exceed tuition and required fees at attending institution. More information can be found here. Eligibility criteria:
Achieve a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5
Score a minimum of 29 on the national ACT or equivalent score on the national SAT or is a National Merit/National Achievement Finalist or Semi-Finalist
Covers tuition and fees for no more than 8 semesters at a public institution. Participants attending a private institution in Mississippi will receive an award amount equal to the award of a student attending the nearest comparable Mississippi public institution. More information about program eligibility here. Applicants must:
Score a minimum of 20 on the National ACT
Have a high school cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale
Complete a specific high school course curriculum
Demonstrate need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and qualifying for a full or partial federal Pell Grant.
Meet income requirements (The combined income for student and parents must be $39,500 annually or less. The average adjusted gross income (AGI) increases by $5,000 for each additional dependent family member under age 21 other than the student)
Online Application Deadline: March 31
Supporting Documents Deadline: April 30