Office of Financial Aid

University of Mississippi

Office of Financial Aid Timeline

Applications and Awarding for the 2017-2018 Academic Year

July 1st Admissions Application and Special Programs & Scholarship Application available for the 2017-2018 academic year. Regional Campus Scholarship Application available online for the 2017-2018 academic year.
October 1st The Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA) is available online at fafsa.gov for students to complete for the 2017-2018 academic year.
October 1st The Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid application is available for the 2017-2018 year to apply for state aid programs such as MTAG, MESG, and HELP.
December Academic Excellence and other non-competitive entering freshmen and community college transfer scholarships are awarded and letters mailed to students for the 2017-2018 academic year.   This awarding process continues through July.
January 5th Priority Date and Deadline for certain programs for the Special Programs & Scholarship Application (including Honors College, Croft Institute, Lott Leadership and priority date to apply for Ole Miss Women’s Council and Luckyday Success Scholarships)
January 15th Community College Transfer Scholarship Application and Luckyday University Scholarship Application available
February 1st Health Professions Student Loan (HPSL) Application available for the 2017-2018 year (Only Pharmacy Students are eligible for this loan).
February 15th Final Deadline to complete the scholarship portion of the Special Programs & Scholarship Application.
March 1st Priority date to submit FAFSA and deadline for FAFSA submission to be considered for the Ole Miss Opportunity award.
March 1st OSHER RE-Entry Scholarship Application Available online.
March 1st Distinguished Senior Application Available.
March Competitive Scholarships will be awarded. Awarding and re-awarding of scholarships will continue through August as additional funds become available.
March 31st Deadline to apply for some State Grant programs such as HELP and William Winter.
April 1st Awarding of Federal Aid for the 2017-2018 year begins.
April 1st New undergraduate and transfer students will be mailed a paper financial aid award notification that includes Federal, State, and Institutional Awards
April 1st Deadline to submit the Community College Transfer Scholarship Application and the Luckyday University Scholarship Application.
May 1st Priority date for the HPSL application.
May 8th Deadline to apply for the Distinguished Senior Scholarship.
June 1st Priority Date for the OSHER RE-Entry Scholarship Application.
June 30th Final date to complete the FAFSA for the 2016-2017 year.
June 30th Deadline to apply for the OSHER RE-Entry Scholarship and deadline to submit the Regional Campus Scholarship Application.
July 1st Admissions Application and Special Programs & Scholarship Application available for the next academic year.

Disbursement of aid for the term begins approximately three days before the first day of classes. Aid that is ready for release will be posted to the student’s bursar account and Email notifications will be sent to the student.