Graduate Funding & Financial Aid

Graduate Student Support

Students who wish to apply for graduate student support must be admitted to the Division of Graduate Studies as a degree seeking student and must complete the required application form. Address requests for applications to Graduate Coordinator of Student Services, Jackson State University, Jackson, Mississippi 39217.

Certain departments and academic schools have departmental support for graduate students; interested students should contact the department chair or the dean of the college for further information.

Institutional Financial Aid

Graduate Assistantships
The Division of Graduate Studies awards assistantships each year with a monthly stipend plus tuition for one academic year:  Fall and Spring. To qualify for an assistantship the applicant must have at least a 3.00 average on a 4.00 scale, be able to carry at least 9 semester hours of course work each semester and be able to contribute 12 hours for master-level student or 15 hours for a doctoral level student of useful service weekly to a department or academic college. Applications may be obtained from the Division of Graduate Studies. Students should apply directly to the department chair or academic dean of the desired major field. The deadline for submitting applications is March 1.

Graduate Tuition-waivers
The Division of Graduate Studies through the departments offering graduate studies, administers a number of tuition waivers. These scholarships provide tuition expense only and may vary in amount from partial to full tuition waiver. Application procedure is the same as outlined under Graduate Assistantships. Tuition-waivers are awarded per academic year. The deadline for submitting applications is March 1.

Click here for the application…. Graduate Aid Application.

Graduate Diversity Scholarship

Students who wish to apply for a diversity scholarship must be admitted to the Division of Graduate Studies as a degree seeking student and must complete the University’s Application for a Diversity Scholarship. Preference is given to Mississippi residents. Applications are available from department chairs and academic deans or designee. Students should apply directly to the department chair and academic dean or designee of the desired major field. Scholarships are awarded per academic year. The deadline for submitting applications is March 1.

Click here for  the application… Diversity Scholarship Application