Student Financial Assistance

Scholarships

The Office of Financial Aid post scholarships to a student’s account once awarded through the Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid, University Departments, and/or outside entities. Below are resources for students to use when searching for scholarship opportunities:

State Scholarships

State scholarships are available through the Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid. For more information call 1-800-327-2980 or visit RiseUp Mississippi. Eligibility for these programs is determined by the Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid. Please visit https://www.msfinancialaid.org/ for additional requirements and eligibility.

Download and print the full list of state scholarships here.

*Students must be residents of Mississippi to receive state scholarships. 

Undergraduates

Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant (MESG)

Provide financial aid assistance to Mississippi residents attending state approved public and nonprofit two-year eligible colleges and universities.

Application dates: January 1st to September 15
Document deadline: October 15
Award Amount: Up to $2,500 per academic year, but may not exceed tuition and required fees. May receive grant up to 8 semesters or degree completion which ever comes first.


Mississippi Tuition Assistance Grant (MTAG)

Provide financial aid assistance to Mississippi residents attending state approved public and nonprofit two-year eligible colleges and universities.

Application dates: January 1st to September 15
Document deadline: October 15
Award Amount: Up to $500 per academic year for freshmen and sophomores and $1,000 per academic year for juniors and seniors.


Higher Education Legislative Plan (HELP)

Program designed to provide tuition assistance to qualified students whose financial need, as demonstrated by federal student aid eligibility, will not be met with gift aid from other sources.

Application Deadline: March 31
Document deadline: April 30
Award Amount: Tuition and required fees at a public institution up to 10 semesters or degree completion, whichever comes first.


 

The State does offer forgivable loan programs for future teachers and nurses. To determine if you qualify for the forgivable loan program, please apply online at www.riseupms.com.

Delta State University is proud to recognize students who have achieve academic excellence. We offer a variety of competitive scholarships including: ACT, National Merit finalist and semi-finalist, Valedictorian, Salutatorian, Phi Theta Kapa, and privately funded.

*Please contact our Office of Admissions regarding any Scholarship questions at (662)846-4020 or admissions@deltastate.edu. 

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