Institutions of Higher Learning

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The Strengthening Mississippi Academic Research Through Business Act is intended to meet the following goals: stimulate private investment in research and development; increase the competitiveness of Mississippi companies; and improve the economy of the State of Mississippi.

Mississippi provides approximately $40 million every year to assist Mississippi students enrolling in the state's two-year, four-year, public and private colleges and universities. Mississippi offers three grant programs for full-time undergraduates:

  • HELP: The Higher Education Legislative Plan for Needy Students
  • MTAG: The Mississippi Resident Tuition Assistance Grant
  • MESG: Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant
The state also administers several forgivable loan programs for students planning to enter certain fields, such as teaching and nursing.

For those students interested in acquiring a college degree from a state of Mississippi higher education institution, Mississippi has a number of distance learning opportunities and options available.

The MCCA has statutory authority and duty to approve all colleges and universities or other entities that offer one or more postsecondary academic degrees and are domiciled, incorporated or otherwise located in the State of Mississippi.

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