State Financial Aid
NEW Eligibility Requirement!
Beginning with the Fall 2016 term, undergraduate students must enroll in and complete 15 credit hours per semester (10 per trimester) to maintain eligibility for state aid for programs that require full-time enrollment.
Important Updates for the 2016-17 Year
- No awards will be made to new or renewal applicants for the following forgivable loan and loan repayment programs: Graduate Teacher, Counselor and School Administrator (GTS/CSA), Health Care Professions (HCP), Mississippi Teacher Loan Repayment (MTLR), Nursing Teacher Stipend (NTSP), and Veterinary Medicine for Minorities (VMMP).
- No awards will be made to new applicants. Only renewal applicants will be offered additional loan funds for the following forgivable loan programs: Critical Needs Teacher (CNAR/CNTP); Teacher Education Scholars (TES); William Winter Teacher (WWAR/WWTS); Critical Needs Dyslexia Therapy (CNDT); Speech-Language Pathologist (SLPL); Family Protection Specialist Social Worker (SWOR); SREB Doctoral Scholars (SDSP); Nursing Education – BSN, RN to BSN, MSN, RN to MSN, & Ph.D./DNP (NELB, NELR, NELM, NERM & NELP), State Dental Education (DENT), State Medical Education (MED), and Graduate and Professional Degree Programs (STSC).
- The annual award amount will be decreased for renewal students on the following forgivable loan programs: State Dental Education (DENT), State Medical Education (MED), and Graduate and Professional Degree Programs (STSC).
Phone Call Scam:
A scam has been reported to the state financial aid office. A person calling from a 432 area code pretends to be a state financial aid advisor asking for a debit card number. The state financial aid office will never contact a student to request debit or credit card information.
Awards Process and Timeline
Loan Repayment and Certification Programs
Get Money for College Flyer
Frequently Asked Questions
How to Submit Supporting Documents
Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid
3825 Ridgewood Road | Jackson, MS 39211-6453
1-800-327-2980 (toll-free in Mississippi) or 601-432-6997