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Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid Options
Institutional Payment Plan Yes
Scholarships Yes
Loans Yes
Grants Yes
Need-based Scholarships or Grants --
Merit Scholarships --
Federal Student Loans --
Athletic Scholarships --
Federal Family Loans --
Other Loans --
Important Financial Aid Dates
Priority Date --
Deadline Date --
Student Notification Date --
Required Forms
FAFSA --
State --
Institutional Form --
Non-custodial Profile --
CSS Profile --
Business/Farm Supplement --
Other Forms --
Who is Receiving Financial Aid?
First-Year Transfer Graduate International
% Receiving Need-based Aid -- -- -- --
Average Need-based Amount $4076 -- -- --
% Receiving Merit-based Aid -- -- -- --
Average Merit-based Amount -- -- -- --
% Receiving Self-help Aid -- -- -- --
Average Self-help Amount -- -- -- --
Scholarships Offered
Academic Excellence Awards
Description Amount of award determined by ACT or SAT scores and high school GPA.
Eligibility Freshmen Only, Renewable
Type Scholarship
Number per Year 0
Number of Years 0
Basis Academic
Low Amount $2000
High Amount $8000
Alumni Scholarships
Description ACT of 21 needed and 2.5 GPA needed for continuation.
Eligibility Renewable
Type Scholarship
Number per Year 0
Number of Years 0
Basis Academic
Low Amount $0
High Amount $0
Chester P. Freeman Loan Fund
Description Priority given to 2nd, 3rd, and 4th year nursing students enrolled in the school of nursing. Repayable beginning one year after graduation or leaving the university with an interest rate of a simple 3%.
Eligibility --
Type Loan
Number per Year 0
Number of Years 0
Basis Need
Low Amount $0
High Amount $0
Community/ Junior College Leadership Awards
Description Students selected by their respective institutions are invited to compete for these awards.
Eligibility Freshmen Only, Renewable
Type Scholarship
Number per Year 0
Number of Years 0
Basis Academic
Low Amount $2000
High Amount $4000
Community/ Junior College Presidential Award
Description Given at the discretion of the community/ junior college president within Mississippi.
Eligibility Freshmen Only
Type Scholarship
Number per Year 0
Number of Years 0
Basis Academic
Low Amount $500
High Amount $500
Community/ Junior College Transfer Achievement Awards
Description Students who are Phi Theta Kappa members with a 3.5 GPA and 54 hours are eligible.
Eligibility Freshmen Only, Renewable
Type Scholarship
Number per Year 0
Number of Years 0
Basis Academic
Low Amount $1400
High Amount $1400
Honors Scholars
Description Awarded based on ACT or SAT scores, high school courses, activities, recommendations, and an essay.
Eligibility Freshmen Only, Renewable
Type Scholarship
Number per Year 0
Number of Years 0
Basis Academic
Low Amount $1200
High Amount $1200
Inhanced Merit Awards
Description Given to National Merit finalist listing USM as first choice.
Eligibility Freshmen Only
Type Scholarship
Number per Year --
Number of Years --
Basis Academic
Low Amount $32000
High Amount $32000
Leadership Scholarships
Description Recipients selected through an interview process.
Eligibility Freshmen Only, Renewable
Type Scholarship
Number per Year 0
Number of Years 0
Basis Academic
Low Amount $8800
High Amount $8800
Lucky Day Citizenship Awards
Description --
Eligibility Freshmen Only, Renewable
Type Scholarship
Number per Year 100
Number of Years --
Basis Academic
Low Amount $8000
High Amount $8000
Olliphant Scholarships
Description Awarded to honors college students who demonstrate leadership, commitment, and academic achievement.
Eligibility Freshmen Only, Renewable
Type Scholarship
Number per Year 0
Number of Years 0
Basis Academic
Low Amount $3000
High Amount $3000
Presidential Scholarship
Description Students are selected by the president of the university to compete for this award.
Eligibility Freshmen Only, Renewable
Type Scholarship
Number per Year 0
Number of Years 0
Basis Academic
Low Amount $32000
High Amount $32000
Pulley-Pulley Gough Scholarship
Description Students are selected by the president of the university to compete for this award.
Eligibility Freshmen Only, Renewable
Type Scholarship
Number per Year 0
Number of Years 0
Basis Academic
Low Amount $32000
High Amount $32000
Regional Scholarships
Description Based on ACT scores. Covers out-of-state fees.
Eligibility Renewable
Type Scholarship
Number per Year 0
Number of Years 0
Basis Academic
Low Amount $0
High Amount $0
Schillig-Baird Scholarship
Description Students are selected by the president of the university to compete for this award.
Eligibility Freshmen Only, Renewable
Type Scholarship
Number per Year 0
Number of Years 0
Basis Academic
Low Amount $32000
High Amount $32000
Service Scholarships
Description Based upon skill in such areas as music, art, athletics, dance, theater, etc.
Eligibility Renewable
Type Scholarship
Number per Year 0
Number of Years 0
Basis Skill
Low Amount $0
High Amount $0
Upperclass General Academic Scholarships
Description Applications must be made each year.
Eligibility Renewable
Type Scholarship
Number per Year 0
Number of Years 0
Basis Academic
Low Amount $100
High Amount $1400
USM Sponsored Merit Awards
Description Given to national merit finalists.
Eligibility Freshmen Only, Renewable
Type Scholarship
Number per Year 0
Number of Years 0
Basis Academic
Low Amount $2000
High Amount $2000
Valedictorian/ Star Student Scholarships
Description Paid fall semester of freshman year only.
Eligibility Freshmen Only, Renewable
Type Scholarship
Number per Year 0
Number of Years 0
Basis Academic
Low Amount $100
High Amount $100
Contact for Financial Aid
Name Dr. Kristi Motter
Title Asst. VP of Enrollment & Director of Financial Aid
Job Description --
Address
Phone (601)266-4774
Toll-Free --
Fax (601)266-5769
E-mail
URL