Mississippi State Resources
This page offers college-planning resources unique to Mississippi.

Mississippi Higher-Education Agencies

Mississippi Higher-Education Institutions

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Savings Plans

College Savings Mississippi offers two ways to prepare financially for college:
  • MPACT, a prepaid plan guaranteed by the State of Mississippi to cover college tuition and mandatory fees at Mississippi’s public or private colleges and out-of-state schools.
  • MACS, an investment trust plan to save for your child’s college tuition as well as related expenses such as books, supplies, fees, and certain room and board costs.

State Financial-Aid Programs

Important: To qualify for federal and state financial aid, you must file the FAFSA. To ensure priority consideration for Mississippi state scholarships and grants, you must complete the FAFSA. Check with your financial-aid administrator for school deadlines.

Benefits for Veterans


Special Programs

Check with your school's financial-aid office.

  • Nonresidents who are 21 years or older may petition their college or university for a change of residency status after establishing residency and residing in Mississippi for 12 consecutive months following their 21st birthday.
  • Other general criteria may apply.
Contact the Mississippi Department of Education for high school graduation requirements.

Online Student Aid Inquiry System. View the status of your Mississippi financial aid application and/or award information.
College Goal Sunday. For help completing the FAFSA, attend College Goal Sunday in February.
Free Scholarship Search offers an award database containing more than 3 million scholarships worth in excess of $16 billion.