Office of Financial Aid

University of Mississippi

To qualify to receive Federal Student Aid (FSA) funds

 

Financial Aid – Confirmation of HS diploma (or the equivalent) required for federal aid

To qualify to receive Federal Student Aid (FSA) fundsstudents must have (1) a high school diploma, (2) a General Educational Development (GED) certificate, (3) completed a high school education in a home school setting approved under state law, OR (4) completed secondary school education in a home school setting which qualifies for an exemption from compulsory attendance requirements under state law (if state law does not require a home schooled student to receive a credential for their education).

 

The FAFSA allows a student to “self-certify” receipt of a high school diploma or its equivalent

(see immediately below), so question #26 must be answered.

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If a student answers “High school diploma” to question No. 26, he/she must then confirm the name, city, and state of the high school. See below:

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If a student answers “none of the above” to question No. 26, he/she must provide the Office of Admissions with actual documentation of a “recognized equivalent” of a high school diploma.
(Courtesy: Federal Student Aid Handbook)

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If you have a high school diploma, GED, or successfully completed a home schooling program, please correct fields 26 and/or 27 on your FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov

 

If none of the above applies, or if you have questions, please contact our office at finaid@olemiss.edu or 800-891-4596.