Most institutional aid is awarded through the admission process – there is not a separate application. So, check the college’s admissions office webpage for specific information about available aid.
Some colleges or universities do require a separate application for competitive scholarships. Be aware that such scholarship application deadlines usually come early in the year.
There are three main kinds of institutional aid:
Academic – Academic scholarships are usually based on grades, test scores, or a combination of both. Students are generally required to maintain a certain GPA to keep academic scholarships.
Athletic/Activity – Athletic/Activity scholarships are based on performance in sports or extracurricular activities (debate, etc.). These scholarships may be discontinued if the student stops playing the sport or participating in the activity.
Foundation – Foundation scholarships are often based on criteria specified by the donor who established the scholarship. Such criteria may include gender, ethnicity/national origin, religion, anticipated major, county/town of residence, etc.
NEW! Community College Tuition Guarantee Programs
- Northwest Mississippi Community College (Benton, Calhoun and Lafayette Counties)
Benton County Residents
Calhoun County Residents
Lafayette County Residents
- Northeast Mississippi Community College (Alcorn, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo, and Union Counties)
Corinth City High School Graduates
- East Mississippi Community College (Clay County)
- Itawamba Community College (Chickasaw, Itawamba, Lee, Monroe, and Pontotoc Counties)
Chickasaw County Residents
Itawamba County Residents
Lee County Residents
Monroe County Residents
Pontotoc County Residents
- Meridian Community College (Lauderdale County/Meridian)
Private aid is available through countless private foundations, businesses, organizations, clubs, religious groups, and individuals.