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Step 1: Get Re-admitted to JSU

Applying to Jackson State University takes two easy steps:

  1. Submit an online application at by clicking the “Apply” link on the homepage.
  2. Submit an official transcript for all colleges or universities you have attended since leaving JSU.


Please allow 4 – 6 weeks from the receipt of all required documents for an admission decision..


Official Transcript

The official transcript may be sent electronically via e-Scrip Safe or Parchment web accounts; or Clearinghouse (email for clearinghouse is  If sending via any other method, please call 1-866-THEEJSU (866-843-3578 for further instructions

Hand delivered (must be in a sealed envelope)

Mailed (must be sent in school envelope)

Mailing Address:

Jackson State University
Undergraduate Admissions
P.O. Box 17330 Jackson, MS


Step 2: Complete the FAFSA

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at and request the results be forwarded to the Financial Aid Office at Jackson State University (JSU Code 002410). You may contact the Financial Aid Office at 1-866-THEEJSU (866-843-3578) to check the status of your financial aid award.

  1. Go to and click on P.A.W.S.
  2. Log in using your User ID (J Number) and PIN.
  3. Click “Financial Aid”.
  4. Click “Award” and select the appropriate aid year.
  5. If you have a direct loan offer, you must accept the loan before funds can be disbursed to your student account.
  6. You must also complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling at  Your results will be electronically sent to Jackson State University.


To Check for Missing and/or Unsatisfied Requirements:   

  1. Go to and click on JSU P.A.W.S.
  2. Login using your User ID and PIN
  3. Click on Financial Aid
  4. Click on Eligibility Requirements and select Aid Year
  5. Click Submit
  6. Review Student Requirements, Holds, Academic Progress,
  7. If you have Unsatisfied Requirements, please submit documents to the Financial Aid Office Immediately.


To Accept Award Offer:   

  1. Go to and click on JSU P.A.W.S.
  2. Login using your User ID and PIN
  3. Click on Financial Aid
  4. Click “Award”
  5. Click “Award for Aid Year”
  6. Click “Accept Award Offer” tab and follow the instructions

Step 3: Send Immunization Record

If you plan to attend classes on one of JSU’s campuses and have not previously submitted a shot record, you must submit proof of immunization compliance for measles, mumps and rubella (on-line students exempted). 

Submit a copy of your shot record or your state’s immunization compliance form directly to the Health Center by:

FAX: 601-979-9228

For more detailed information about JSU’s health screening requirements, including exemptions, international health screening requirements and the Health Center’s mailing address, visit our web page at 

The contact number for the Health Center is 601-979-2260

Step 4: Apply for Campus Housing

Housing applications are available at  The office is located in Campbell College Suites-North and the contact number for Housing is (601) 979-2326 or (601) 979-0596.

How to Apply

Both new and returning students will access the new housing application by following the steps below:

  1. Visit your JSU PAWS account and select "Enter Secure Area."
  2. Enter your J# (ex. J00000000) and Pin #, which is defaulted as your birth date (ex. 010118).
  3. Select the "Student" tab at the top of page. Then, select the "Housing" link.
  4. After selecting the "Housing" link, you will select, "THD: JSU Housing Self-Service."
  5. After selecting "THD: JSU Housing Self-Service," you will be directed to the THD Housing Self-Service Portal where you will need to enter your login information.
  6. Your login information will be as follows: 
    Username: oneJ# (ex. oneJ00000000) | Password: NetID (Must set-up in your PAWS account)
  7. You will be directed to your own personal Student Housing Portal. Once there, you will select "Apps & Forms," then select the housing application for your classification and proper term.
  8. You will be directed to agree to the "Terms and Conditions" by signing your name and clicking "Continue."
  9. After clicking "Continue," you will proceed to answer all questions.
  10. You will be then directed to pay your specified housing fee, $100 non-refundable housing application fee (New and Transfer Students) or $75 room reservation fee (Returning Students).
  11. Your final step will be paying your fee. Please note that your housing application will not be processed without receiving payment.

Step 5: New Student Orientation/Register for Classes

If you are a traditional readmit student taking a class online or on campus, you will need to complete New Student Orientation before registering for classes. For more information regarding New Student Orientation, please visit If you will be enrolled in an online program, please contact JSUOnline at (601) 979-0779.

Step 6: Complete Registration or Set up a Payment Plan

“Completing Registration” is the phrase used to describe the Business Office acknowledgement or verification of how fees are to be paid for the current semester.  Once this information is "officially communicated" to the Business Office, we will “accept” the charges and payments for the current semester which in turn protects the student’s classes from being purged.

There are two ways to “officially communicate” with the Office of Financial Services

1.       The first and most popular way is via the Automatic Registration Complete process.  Once a student has selected his or her classes (along with housing and meal plan), the system will review all eligible accepted financial aid and if the remaining balance is less than $200, the students’ registration will be completed automatically.

2.       The second way to “officially communicate” is to enroll in the online payment plan.  The payment plan is based on the balance due being divided into four (4) installments.  The initial installment plus $100 (the deferment fee) is required to complete registration.  The remaining three (3) installments are due in 30-day increments. Late fees of $70 begins on the 1st day of class.

Students can verify their status by signing into their JSU PAWS account and following the steps below

1.       Select the “Student” tab.

2.       Select “Registration”

3.       Select “Fall Registration Service”

4.       Select “Check Registration Status”

5.       If registration is complete a congratulatory message will be displayed.

6.       If not, a message will display instructing you to your next required step.


Step 7 – Get your Student Identification

To enhance the safety and security of the campus community, faculty, staff and students are required to obtain a University issued photo ID card. The University mandates that all faculty, staff, and students display his/her ID card visibly at all times while on campus. First-year students are able to obtain their ID after registration is complete (Step 8).