Legislative Changes in State Financial Aid for 2017-2018

April 7th, 2017 by finaid

Effective for the Fall 2017 term, all undergraduate students will receive assistance from ONLY ONE state grant program.  Students who were previously eligible for aid through multiple programs through the Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid will be awarded through one single program that awards the largest amount of assistance. Therefore, students eligible for both the Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant (MESG) and the Mississippi Resident Tuition Assistance Grant (MTAG) will receive MESG only.  Similarly, students eligible for both the Higher Education Legislative Plan for Needy Students Grant (HELP) and MTAG will receive HELP only.

Also, academic eligibility will be reviewed at the end of each term of enrollment for all programs.  Students are required to earn and maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.5 for MESG and a 2.5 cumulative GPA for HELP.

If additional information is required, contact the Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid at 800-327-2980 or email via the contact form at http://riseupms.com/state-aid/contact-state-financial-aid/.


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