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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 State Aid website: https://www.msfinancialaid.org/
Covers up to $500/year for freshman and sophomores and up to $1000/year for juniors and seniors. Eligibility criteria:
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. Initial eligibility for the student who:
Achieves a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5
Scores 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.
Scores a minimum of 20 on the National ACT
Completes a specific high school course curriculum
Meets income requirements
Deadline: March 31