Awards Process & Timeline

Awards Process and Timeline for Grants

  • January 1: Application for new Aid Year becomes available
  • January-February: MOSFA receives/processes grade files for fall semester from institutions and enrollment files for spring semester from institutions
  • January 1-March 1: Applications accepted for Nissan
  • January 1-March 31: Applications accepted for HELP
  • January 1-April 30: Supporting documents accepted for HELP
  • January 1-September 15: Applications accepted for MTAG and MESG
  • January 1-October 15: Supporting documents accepted for MTAG and MESG
  • January-May: Spring awards sent to institution. (Note: MOSFA must have fall grade files and spring enrollment verification before money can be requested for student)
  • March or AprilĀ (most years): Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid receives annual appropriation from Mississippi Legislature and sets program budgets
  • June-August: Award notifications sent for HELP
  • May-October: Award notifications sent for MTAG and MESG as student completes application process
  • June-August: MOSFA receives/processes grade files for spring semester from institutions
  • September: Institutions verify student enrollment for fall
  • September-December: Fall awards sent to institution (NOTE: MOSFA must have complete student application and enrollment verification from institution before money can be requested for student; after money is requested, disbursement to institution may take up to 21 days during peak request times)

Awards Process and Timeline for Loan/Scholarships

  • January 1: Application for new Aid Year becomes available
  • January 1-March 31: Applications and supporting documents accepted for loan/scholarship programs
  • January 1-July 31: PRAXIS scores accepted for William Winter and Critical Needs loan/scholarship applicants; letters of acceptance for all loan/scholarship programs accepted
  • January-February: MOSFA receives/processes grade files for fall semester from institutions and enrollment files for spring semester from institutions
  • January-May: Spring awards sent to institution (Note: MOSFA must have fall grade files and spring enrollment verification before money can be requested for student)
  • March or AprilĀ (most years): Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid receives annual appropriation from Mississippi Legislature and sets program budgets
  • June-August: Award notifications sent for loan/scholarships
  • July-August: Loan/Scholarship recipients return Contracts, Rules and Regulations, and Self-Certification Forms according to the deadline stated on each student’s account
  • September: Institutions verify student enrollment for fall
  • September-December: Fall awards sent to institution (NOTE: MOSFA must have complete student application and enrollment verification from institution before money can be requested for student; after money is requested, disbursement to institution may take up to 21 days during peak request times)

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