Apply for Federal and State Grants

Federal Pell Grants

The Federal Pell Grant is awarded to undergraduate students who have not yet received a bachelor’s degree and meet Satisfactory Academic Policy Standards. The maximum award for the 2017-18 academic year is $5,920 and is based on the results of the FAFSA.

Federal Supplemental Equal Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

The FSEOG grant is awarded based on availability of funds to undergraduate students who are Pell Grant recipients and have exceptional financial need.

Mississippi Tuition Assistance Grant (MTAG)

The MTAG Grant is offered by the state of Mississippi through the Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid for students who are residents of Mississippi with a 2.5 high school GPA and ACT score of 15 or above. Students may apply after January 1 each year at riseupms.com. The application deadline is September 15 each year. Students must maintain 15 credit hours each semester to be eligible.

MTAG awards up to $500 per academic year for freshmen and sophomores. A recipient may receive MTAG for up to 8 semesters.

Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant (MESG)

The MESG Grant is offered by the state of Mississippi through the Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid for students who are residents of Mississippi with a 3.5 high school GPA and ACT score of 29 or above, or semifinalist/finalist of the National Merit Scholarship or National Achievement Scholarship competition.

Students may apply after January 1 each year at riseupms.com. The deadline is September 15 each year.  Students must maintain 15 credit hours each semester to be eligible.

Higher Education Legislative Plan (HELP)

The HELP Grant is offered by the state of Mississippi through the Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid for students who are residents of Mississippi with a 2.5 high school GPA and ACT score of 20 or above. Students must demonstrate financial need by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 31 of each year. Students may apply after January 1 each year at riseupms.com.