Office of Financial Aid Timeline
Applications and Awarding for the 2020-2021 Academic Year
|July 1st||Admissions Application and Special Programs & Scholarship Application available for the 2020-2021 academic year.
Regional Campus Scholarship Application available online for the 2020-2021 academic year.
|October 1st||The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is available online at fafsa.gov for students to complete for the 2020-2021 academic year.|
|October 1st||The Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid application is available for the 2020-2021 year to apply for state aid programs such as MTAG, MESG, and HELP Grant.|
|December||Academic Merit and other non-competitive entering freshmen and community college transfer scholarships are awarded and letters mailed to students for the 2020-2021 academic year. This awarding process continues through July.|
|January 5th||Application deadline for admissions and scholarships for the Croft Institute, Sally McDonnel Barksdale Honors College, Ole Miss Women’s Council and Lott Leadership Institute, as well as Stamps scholarship, Newman and Carrier scholarships and Luckyday Success Scholarship.
Priority date for submission of the Special Programs & Scholarships Application.
|January 15th||Community College Transfer Scholarship Application and Luckyday University Scholarship Application available|
|February 1st||Health Professions Student Loan (HPSL) Application available for the 2020-2021 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||Competitive Scholarships will be awarded. Awarding and re-awarding of scholarships will continue through August as additional funds become available.|
|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 1st||Deadline to submit the Community College Transfer Scholarship Application and the Luckyday University Scholarship Application.|
|March 31st||Deadline to apply for HELP Grant.|
|March 31st||Deadline for submission of the State of Mississippi grant application for Ole Miss Opportunity Program eligibility.|
|April 1st||Awarding of Federal Aid for the 2020-2021 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|
|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 2019-2020 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.|
|September 15th||Deadline for submission of the State of Mississippi grant application for MTAG and MESG.|
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.