Types of Financial Aid
FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID
For additional information concerning Federal Student Aid see http://studentaid.ed.gov.
Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant
Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH)Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education Grant (TEACH)provides grants of up to $4,000 per year to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families. IMPORTANT: If you fail to complete the service obligation, all amounts of TEACH Grants that you received will be converted to a Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed each year.
Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant Program
Students may be eligible for the Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant Program if they are not eligible for a Federal Pell Grant on the basis of Expected Family Contribution but meet the remaining Federal Pell Grant eligibility requirements, and their parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. armed forces and died as a result of military service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after the events of 9/11, and students were under 24 years of age or enrolled in college at least part-time at the time of the parent's or guardian's death. The Free Application for Federal Study Aid (FAFSA) must be completed each academic year.
William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
To qualify for these loans, students must be enrolled at least half-time. Students may go to http://www.studentloans.gov
for additional information on Direct Loan Programs such as maximum
limits, annual limits, aggregate limits, sample repayment schedule, loan
Federal Work-Study Program
The Federal Work-Study Program provides jobs to students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay educational expenses. To apply for work study a student must complete the Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA). The federal work-study wage will be the current federal minimum wage. The federal work-study award depends on when the student applies, the level of need, and the funds available for our school.
STATE FINANCIAL AID
For additional information concerning Mississppi State Financial Aid, see http://riseupms.com
MTAG - MISSISSIPPI RESIDENT TUITION ASSISTANCE GRANT
The Mississippi Tuition Assistant Grant (MTAG) is available for all majors--freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors--who have been a state of Mississippi resident for at least one year, maintained at least a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale, have scored at least 15 on the national ACT, and who have been in continuous full-time enrollment. This application is to be completed annually on-line at http://riseupms.com. Application deadline is September 15 of each year. You may also view complete eligibility requirements and other information on this site.
MTAG awards may be up to $500 per academic year for freshmen
and sophomores and $1,000 per academic year for juniors and seniors.
Funds will be made available to eligible participants for eight
semesters or the normal time required to complete the degree program,
whichever comes first. MTAG awards are subject to pro-ration which means
that award amounts may be less than the amounts stated above.
MESG - MISSISSIPPI EMINENT SCHOLARS GRANT
The application for Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant (MESG) is the same as for MTAG. However, to qualify first-time applicants must be entering freshmen with at least a 3.5 high school GPA on a 4.0 scale and a national ACT score of at least 29. This application is to be completed annually on-line at http://riseupms.com. Application deadline is September 15 of each year. You may also view complete eligibility requirements and other information on this site.
MESG awards may be up to $2500 per academic year, but may
not exceed tuition and required fees at the attending institution. No
student may receive an MESG for longer than the equivalent semesters
required to complete one bachelor's degree or eight semesters, whichever
William Winter Teacher Scholarship/Loan Program
William Winter funds are available for those who wish to become classroom teacher and address Mississippi’s teacher shortage. Eligibility requirements are that you must be a resident of the state of Mississippi and agree to teach in Mississippi. Students must be a junior or senior at a Mississippi college or university. Annual renewal of the William Winter application is required. Applications may be completed online at http://riseupms.com. You may also view complete eligibility requirements and other information on this site. Application deadline is March 31 of each year.
To fulfill the teaching commitment of this scholarship one must complete one year's service for one year of loan received. Teaching service is defined as being employed as a full-time classroom teacher in a Mississippi public school.
Junior and Senior participants are eligible to receive up to
$4,000 per year. Eligible participants may continue to receive funds
for the normal time required to complete the teacher education
curriculum. For purposes of WWTS, the normal time required to complete
the teacher education curriculum will be determined by when the student
began the teacher education curriculum but cannot exceed two semesters
for each classification. Maximum eligibility is $8,000.
Gear Up Mississippi Scholarship
HELP – Higher Education Legislative Plan for Needy Students
Graduate Teacher, Counselor, School Administration Loan/Scholarship (GTS)
INSTITUTIONAL FINANCIAL AID
College Work-Study Program
This is a Campus-Monitored Work-Study Program which offers on-campus
jobs for students who do not qualify for federal work-study. To apply
for work study a student must complete the Free Application for Federal
Students are paid monthly. The availability of jobs depends on funds
available, student skills, and needs of campus departments.
The Office of Financial Aid posts all
Scholarships. For more information on deadlines and any other questions,
you may contact the Office Financial Aid at 662-685-4771 (Ext. 141) or firstname.lastname@example.org
Office of Financial Aid