Types of Federal and State Financial Aid

MTAG

Mississippi Tuition Assistance Grant is for students that receive less than a full pell grant, have received a standard high school diploma or GED, have a minimum ACT Score of 15, are permanent Mississippi residents, and maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Applicants must complete the MTAG application online at www.mississippi.edu . The deadline to apply for MTAG is September 15. You can contact the state office by phone at 1-800-327-2980.

MESG

Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant is for first time college students that have been recognized by the National Merit Scholarship Program or attended a Home Education Program for grades 9-12; applicants must have a minimum ACT Score of 29 and a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale which must be maintained as well as apply at www.mississippi.edu .

Other Mississippi Grants and Scholarships

You can find out about other grants and scholarships at www.mississippi.edu and by using a search engine to search for scholarships on the Internet.