Scholarships and Financial Aid
Institutions of Higher Learning
MTAG/MESG applications and other state financial aid opportunities can be found at this website.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
The FAFSA form must be completed to determine financial need. To complete the FAFSA, parents will need a copy of their income tax form. The FAFSA can be completed on line.
Student Guide to Federal Aidwww.ed.gov/prog_info/SFA/StudentGuide
Admission Requirements for Public Universities in Mississippi
Curriculum Area Courses Units
MATHEMATICS 3: Algebra I Geometry Algebra II
SCIENCE Select ( 3 ) units from the following list:
Biology Advanced Biology Chemistry Advanced Chemistry Physics Advanced Physics Physical Science 3 (2 lab based)
SOCIAL STUDIES 4: U S History, World History, Government, Economics
COMPUTER EDUCATION ½
ADVANCED ELECTIVES Select 2 units from the following list:
Foreign Language (required) ,World Geography (1 credit course), 4th year lab based science or 4th year mathematics
Total Units Required 15 ½
What are the different types of educational loans?
Direct/FFEL Stafford Loan The current repayment rate is 4.06% and 3.46% during in-school and deferment periods. Subsidized Loans Interest begins after school Awarded based on need Unsubsidized Interest begins during school REPAY-starts 6 months after leaving school or dropping below half-time enrollment status
Federal PLUS Loan For parents with low interest capped at 9%, currently 4.86% REPAY-begins within 60 days after last disbursement of loan
Federal Perkins Loan Combined funds from government and school for extreme need Interest rate is 5% REPAY-begins 9 months after leaving school or dropping below half-time enrollment status
Consolidation Loan Combine Federal loans to one vender Interest rate is the weighted average of the federal loans rounded up to the nearest 1/8 of a percent. Interest rate capped at 8.25% Lower monthly payments
Private/Alternative Loan For independent students and parents of dependent students REPAY-starts 6 months after leaving school or dropping below half-time enrollment status.