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Mississippi State University - 2016

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Expenses & Financial Aid

Student Group(s): All Students

Undergraduate Group 1
Tuition & Fees: $7,780
Room & Board: $9,418
Books & Supplies: $1,200
Other Expenses: $5,184
Estimated avg. course load per term: 15
Does your institute have any special programs or fee structures for the expenses category "All Students"?: No

Financial Aid Information

Required financial aid forms

Institution's Own Application Form, Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), State Student Financial Aid application (Mississippi Residen, Departmental Scholarship application

Additional Financial Aid Information

If interested in work-study be sure to check this box on the FAFSA.

Students who are eligible will automatically be considered for Federal Grants and Federal Direct Student Loans by completing the FAFSA.

If interested in a Direct Parent PLUS Loan, in addition to the FAFSA, the parent borrower must complete the Direct Loan Request Process.

Students who do not qualify for federal financial aid, or who need additional funds beyond what federal financial aid can provide, have an option of applying for an alternative (private, non-federal) educational loan. These loans must be credit approved by lender.

The online scholarship resume is required for consideration of all general university scholarships. Freshmen have a December 1 priority date; community college transfers have a June 1 priority date. For more information regarding admission & the scholarship resume, please visit

Students who wish to apply for departmental scholarships will need to complete the General Scholarship Application. They may also need to complete additional departmental applications depending on the scholarship they wish to apply for.

State Student Financial Aid (for residents of Mississippi only):
Several student financial aid programs are offered by the state of Mississippi through the Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid in Jackson, MS. Some of these programs are offered specifically for teacher education majors, nursing majors, medical students and dental students. Two of the larger programs offered are the Mississippi Tuition Assistance Grant/Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant (MTAG/MESG). These programs do not require a specific academic major, and are available to all resident students who meet the eligibility criteria.

For information or to receive an application for MTAG/MESG or to learn about other state aid programs such as William Winter Teacher Scholarship, Higher Education Legislative Plan (HELP) or the Critical Needs Teacher Program contact:

Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211
Phone Number: 1-800-327-2980
Web Site: