Office of Financial Aid

University of Mississippi

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Prospective Freshmen

Welcome Prospective Freshmen!  We are proud to award students who have achieved academic excellence and those with particular talents and demonstrated leadership skills.  We hope that for all students, you will progressively grow and succeed in both your personal and academic endeavors while at The University of Mississippi.

The University of Mississippi has many scholarships that have been made available through the generous donations of alumni and friends of the university.  If you wish to be considered for scholarships, you must file a University of Mississippi Admission Application, and submit an online Special Programs & Scholarships Application . This application should be completed for the priority deadline of January 15th with a final deadline of March 1. Some scholarships may require separate applications, such as, Honor’s, Croft, School of Business, School of Engineering, and Pharmacy.

Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be considered for any need-based awards.

Rather than waiting to determine federal student aid eligibility until students are high school seniors, we encourage all high school students to use the FAFSA4caster today to estimate eligibility.

All students must be admitted to The University of Mississippi to be considered for scholarships.  Scholarship eligibility, criteria, and amounts may change at any time without prior notice.

You may also want to check out studentaid.ed.gov, offered by the U.S. Department of Education. This website was designed by students for students, and features first-person video accounts of students who overcame challenges to going to college such as peer pressure, lack of family support, and financial barriers. It provides relevant, comprehensive information about why to go, how to go, and how to pay for college.

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