Where college goes beyond the books

Our students experience an exceptional balance of academic, social and service opportunities.

With a wide range of majors and centers of distinction, such as the Center for Manufacturing Excellence, Trent Lott Leadership Institute, Croft Institute for Inter- national Studies and the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, we have a program for you.

With just over 16,000 undergraduate students, you can enjoy a personalized college experience with all the benefits of a large university.

Enjoy incredible SEC athletic events with unrivaled school spirit. You've never seen anything like game day in Oxford.

Our campus has won awards for its beauty, and Oxford officially has been named one of the coolest college towns in America.

Our campus is the safest in the SEC and ranks in the top 10 safest campuses in the nation.

At Ole Miss, tradition and diversity go hand in hand.

Our students get jobs, go to graduate school and succeed in their careers. Our vast alumni network knows the value of an Ole Miss degree, and soon you will too.

The Ole Miss experience lasts a lifetime. Read on to learn how to begin yours today...

the center for student success

and first-year experience

The Center for Student Success and First-Year Experience is dedicated to facilitating each student's successful transition to the university through comprehensive academic advising, first-year experience programming and support, veterans and military support services, and student persistence to graduation. The center coordinates the Freshman Year Experience course that has helped

thousands of Ole Miss freshmen make a positive transition from high school to college, develop a better understanding of the learning process, enhance their academic skills and acquire essential life skills that have helped ensure their success.

For more information, please visit www.olemiss.edu/cssfye or call 662-915-5970.

Applying for Admission

group photo of Ole Miss students

Admission of entering freshmen is based on the completion of the required units of the College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) listed below with either a specific minimum grade-point average (GPA) or both a specific GPA and minimum standard test score. Students must submit a high school transcript reflecting satisfactory completion of the following high school course requirements. (Provisional admission may be granted after six semesters of high school if the transcript indicates that courses to complete the CPC are underway; final admission will require a complete transcript reflecting a date of graduation.) An equivalent College Preparatory Curriculum from another state may be considered when evaluating nonresident student applications.

table of college preparatory curriculum

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Mississippi Residents

Regular admission will be granted to the following:

  1. All students completing the College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) with a minimum 3.20 high school GPA on the CPC.
  2. All students completing the CPC with a minimum 2.50 high school GPA on the CPC and a minimum score of 16 on the composite ACT (or 760 on the SAT critical reading/mathematics).
  3. All students completing the CPC with a class rank in the top 50 percent and a minimum score of 16 on the composite ACT (or 760 on the SAT critical reading/mathematics).
  4. All students completing the CPC with a minimum 2.00 high school GPA on the CPC and a minimum composite score of 18 on the ACT (or 860 on the SAT critical reading/mathematics).
  5. All students who meet certification requirements for the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). This option is available to all freshman applicants.

In lieu of ACT scores, students may submit equivalent SAT scores. Students scoring below 16 on the ACT (composite) or the equivalent SAT are encouraged to participate in the yearlong Academic Support Program during their freshman year.

Nonresidents of Mississippi

The University of Mississippi is proud that our student body is enriched by a diverse pool of students from around the nation and the world. Nonresident applicants with a 2.50 GPA or higher on the College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC) or equivalent CPC of the applicant's state of residence and a composite ACT score of 20 or higher (or 940 or higher on the SAT critical reading/mathematics) will be granted regular admission to the University.

Nonresident applicants who do not meet the above criteria are still encouraged to apply and will have the opportunity to provide additional information to support their applications.

In addition to grades and test scores, the Admissions Committee may consider a variety of factors to assess a nonresident applicant's potential for success at Ole Miss. The factors considered may include, but are not limited to, rigor of high school courses, diversity of background and experiences, school and community activities, work experience and special life circumstances. When considering the nonresident applicant, the Admissions Committee may review an application for evidence of excellence in academics, the arts, athletics, leadership, service, citizenship and character. The University's Admissions Committee will review all application materials to make a final admissions decision.

Admissions decisions are influenced by the institution's ability to provide an outstanding UM experience. Accordingly, all applicants should submit required materials well in advance of the term for which they intend to enroll. Nonresidents of Mississippi applying for first-year admission for the summer or fall terms are encouraged to submit all application materials no later than April 1.

Application Checklist

  • Submit an online application by visiting admissions page and clicking Apply Online. A $40 application fee for Mississippi residents or a $60 application fee for nonresidents is required.
  • Request high school to send official transcripts and senior class schedule.
  • Have official ACT/SAT scores sent electronically by the testing agency.

Check your application status 24 hours a day at www.olemiss.edu/mystatus.

Once You're Admitted...

Visit http://olemiss.edu/admissions/newstudent.html for the next steps to become an official Ole Miss student!

Undergraduate programs at Ole Miss

Bachelor of General Studies
General Studies

College of Liberal Arts
Aerospace Studies (minor)
African American Studies
Anthropology
Arabic (minor)
Art
Art History
Biochemistry
Biological Science
Biology
Chemistry
Chinese
Cinema (minor)
Classics
Computer Science
Economics
English
Environmental Studies (minor)
Forensic Chemistry
French
Gender Studies (minor)
German
Health Professions
    Clinical Laboratory Science *
    Cytotechnology *
    Dental Hygiene *
    Medical Technology

College of Liberal Arts
(cont.)

    Nursing *
    Occupational Therapy *
    Radiologic Sciences *

* The final one or two years of this program must be completed at a professional school such as the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson.

History
International Studies
Italian (minor)
Japanese (minor)
Liberal Studies (3 minors)
Linguistics
Mathematics
Medieval Studies (minor)
Military Science (minor)
Music
Naval Science (minor)
Neuroscience (minor)
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Portuguese (minor)
Psychology

College of Liberal Arts
(cont.)

Public Policy Leadership
Religious Studies
Russian (minor)
Sociology
Southern Studies
Spanish
Theatre Arts

Patterson School of Accountancy
Accountancy

School of Applied Sciences
Communication Sciences and Disorders
Criminal Justice
Dietetics and Nutrition
Exercise Science
Hospitality Management
Intelligence and Security Studies (minor)
Paralegal Studies
Park and Recreation Management
Social Work

School of Business Administration
Banking and Finance
Economics
Management
Management Information Systems
Managerial Finance
Marketing
Marketing and Corporate Relations
Real Estate
Risk Management and Insurance

School of Education
Elementary Education
Secondary Education

School of Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Computer and Information Science
Electrical Engineering
General Engineering
Geological Engineering
Geology
Mechanical Engineering

Meek School of Journalism
and New Media

Integrated Marketing Communications
Journalism

School of Pharmacy
Pharmaceutical Sciences

Graduate School
More than 70 master's degree programs and 40 doctoral degree programs

School of Law
Law (J.D. degree)

Pre-Professional Areas

Pre-Dental
Pre-Law
Pre-Medical
Pre-Optometry
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Physical Therapy

Pre-Professional Areas
(Cont.)

Pre-Theology
Pre-Veterinary Medicine

To learn more about academics, visit www.olemiss.edu and click "Colleges and Schools."

Students playing outside

Scholarships

General Information

To receive most forms of aid, you must be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen, and be enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an eligible degree. (International students should contact the Office of International Programs.)

Application Procedures

  • Special Programs & Scholarships Application?Students who have applied for admis- sion to the University of Mississippi should complete the Special Programs & Scholarships Application. Students can begin submitting the Special Programs & Scholarship Application September 1. Applicants will be asked to select the special programs or scholarships for which they would like admission or award consideration. Applicants can select any or all of the following: Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, Lott Leadership Institute, Croft Institute, Chinese Flagship Program,
  • Intensive Language Program, Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Program, Center for Manufacturing Excellence, Pharmacy and Entering Freshman Scholarships. All students must complete the General Information section before gaining access to the individual tabs. Each tab must be submitted for the student to be fully considered for the corresponding special program or scholarship.
  • Academic Excellence Scholarships?Submit the application for undergraduate admission. Be sure to have test scores sent to us electronically from the testing agency.
  • Departmental Scholarships?Contact the department in which you will be majoring for scholarship availability. In general, students must be admitted to the university and should complete the Special Programs & Scholarships Application.
  • FAFSA?Some scholarships require submission of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so students should submit it to the federal processor. Be sure to list the University of Mississippi and our federal school code of 002440 on the FAFSA. First-time applicants can request a paper FAFSA by calling 800-4-FED-AID or file online at www.fafsa.gov.

Academic Excellence Scholarships

  • Eligibility: A combination of test score and GPA as noted in the following chart.
  • How to Apply: Submitting the application for Undergraduate Admission is the automatic application for this scholarship. Students must send test scores electronically to the Office of Admissions. Our ACT code is 2250, and our SAT code is 1840.
  • Deadline: Qualifying tests must be taken prior to enrollment as a new freshman at the University of Mississippi.
  • These amounts are applicable to students with U.S. citizenship or permanent residents. International freshmen should reference scholarship information located here.
table of ACT scores and scholaeship amount

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Based on 2013-14 award levels. These amounts are subject to change. Please see our website for the latest figures.
The University of Mississippi only accepts the composite score; super-scoring is not accepted. Writing section not included in ACT scores. Critical reading and mathematics score only for SAT.

National Merit/Achievement Semifinalist/Finalist Awards

  • Award Amount: Currently valued at $44,040 ($11,010 per year). Finalist may receive additional awards. This scholarship is awarded in lieu of the Academic Excellence Scholarship. Nonresidents will receive an additional scholarship to cover the full nonresident fee.
  • Eligibility: Entering freshmen with National Merit/Achievement Semifinalist/Finalist status and a 3.0 or higher GPA.
  • How to Apply: Gain admission to the University of Mississippi. Provide documentation of National Merit/Achievement standing.
  • Deadline: Follows National Merit/Achievement announcement timeline.

National Merit/Achievement Finalist Awards

  • Award Amount: $4,000 ($1,000 per year for up to 4 years).
  • Eligibility: Entering freshmen with finalist status and selection of Ole Miss as first choice and who are not receiving a National Merit Corporate Award.
  • How to Apply: Gain admission to the University of Mississippi. Select Ole Miss as first-choice school with the National Merit office.
  • Deadline: Follows National Merit/Achievement announcement timeline.

Barnard Scholarship

  • Award Amount: $12,000 ($3,000 per year for up to 4 years).
  • Eligibility: Entering freshmen who have achieved National Merit/Achievement Finalist status and have a 3.0 or higher GPA (cumulative or core).
  • How to Apply: Apply for admission to the University of Mississippi and gain acceptance.
  • Deadline: Follows National Merit/Achievement announcement timeline (typically beginning early February).

Holmes Scholarship

  • Award Amount: $4,000-$10,000 ($1,000-$2,500 per year for up to 4 years).
  • Eligibility: Entering freshmen who are nonresidents and have at least a 24 ACT (1090 SAT) and at least a 3.5 high school GPA (cumulative or core).

Bledsoe Scholarship

  • Award Amount: $6,000-$10,000 ($1,500-$2,500 per year).
  • Eligibility: Entering freshmen who are Mississippi residents who have at least a 24 ACT (1090 SAT) and at least a 3.5 high school GPA.
  • How to Apply: Complete the Scholarship tab within the Special Programs & Scholarships Application.
  • Deadline: March 1.

UM Foundation Scholarships

Penelope W. and E. Roe Stamps IV Leadership Scholarship

  • Award Amount: Up to Cost of Attendance after other awards.
  • Eligibility: Entering freshmen with exceptional academic and leadership records.
  • How to Apply: Apply for admission to The University of Mississippi and complete online Special Programs & Scholarships Application.
  • Deadline: January 15.
  • For More Information: Office of Financial Aid, 800-891-4596 or finaid@olemiss.edu

W.R. Newman Scholarship

  • Award Amount: $40,000 ($10,000 per year) based on availability of funds.
  • Eligibility: Entering freshmen who are Mississippi residents; exceptional academic and leadership records required.
  • How to Apply: Apply for admission to the University of Mississippi, and complete the Scholarship tab within the Special Programs & Scholarships Application.
  • Deadline: January 15.

Robert M. Carrier Scholarship

  • Award Amount: $40,000 ($10,000 per year).
  • Eligibility: Entering freshmen who are Mississippi residents; exceptional academic and leadership records required.
  • How to Apply: Apply for admission to the University of

Sally Vick Hill Scholarship

  • Award Amount: $40,000 ($10,000 per year) based on availability of funds.
  • Eligibility: Entering freshmen who are Mississippi residents; exceptional academic and leadership records required.
  • How to Apply: Apply for admission to the University of Mississippi, and complete the Scholarship tab within the Special Programs & Scholarships Application.
  • Deadline: January 15.

Ole Miss FIRST Scholarship

  • Award Amount: $18,000 ($4,500 per year).
  • Eligibility: Entering freshmen with exceptional leadership records and a 3.0 or higher high school GPA (cumulative or core). Must agree to participate in a leadership-mentorship program.
  • How to Apply: Apply for admission to the University of Mississippi, and complete the Scholarship tab within the Special Programs & Scholarships Application.
  • In some cases, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) also is required to document financial need.
  • Deadline: March 1.

Ole Miss Women's Council Scholarship

  • Award Amount: $32,000 ($8,000 per year).
  • Eligibility: Entering freshmen with exceptional leadership records and a 3.0 or higher GPA (cumulative or core). Must agree to participate in a leadership-mentorship program.
  • How to Apply: Apply for admission to the University of Mississippi, and complete the Scholarship tab within the Special Programs & Scholarships Application.
  • In some cases, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) also is required to document financial need.
  • Deadline: January 15.

General Foundation Scholarships

  • Award Amounts: $2,000-$26,640 ($500-$6,600 per year for up to 4 years).
  • Eligibility: Students who meet donor-specific requirements. Academic and leadership records considered. Some scholarships may be need-based. Funds are limited, and selection is competitive.
  • How to Apply: Apply for admission to The University of Mississippi, and complete the Scholarship tab within the Special Programs & Scholarships Application.
  • In some cases, the FAFSA is required to document financial need.
  • Deadline: March 1; FAFSA priority date March 1.

UM Departmental Scholarships

Luckyday Success Scholarship

  • Award Amounts: $8,000-$20,000 ($2,000-$5,000 per year for up to 4 years).
  • Eligibility: Entering Mississippi freshmen with 20 ACT or higher (940 SAT), 3.2 or higher GPA (cumulative or core) and remaining financial need after considering other scholarships and grants. Selection is competitive and considers grades, test scores, financial need, leadership, activities and the Luckyday essay. Seventy-five freshmen are chosen each year.

Lott Leadership Scholarship

  • Award Amount: Varies. Up to 5 are awarded.
  • Eligibility: Entering freshmen with exceptional leadership and academic records who are actively pursuing a degree in public policy leadership.

Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College Scholarships

  • Award Amount: $32,000 ($8,000 per year).
  • Eligibility: Entering freshmen selected to the Honors College; selection is competitive.
  • How to Apply: Apply to the Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College via the Special Programs & Scholarships Application.
  • Deadline: January 15.

Croft Institute for International Studies Scholarships

  • Award Amount: $32,000 ($8,000 per year). Up to 10 are awarded.
  • Eligibility: Entering freshmen with strong academic and leadership records who demonstrate an interest in international studies and who are actively pursuing a degree in international studies.
  • How to Apply: Apply to the Croft Institute via the Special Programs & Scholarships Application.
  • Deadline: January 15.

Christine and Clarence Day Business Scholarships

  • Award Amount: $40,000 ($10,000 per year).
  • Eligibility: Entering freshmen who are Mississippi high school graduates pursuing business degrees. Outstanding academic and leadership records required.

Gatlin Family Scholarship

  • Award Amount: $12,000 ($3,000 per year).
  • Eligibility: Entering freshmen from North Mississippi or the Memphis area pursuing business degrees. Outstanding academic and leadership records required.
  • How to Apply: Complete the Scholarship tab within the Special Programs & Scholarships Application.
  • Deadline: January 15.

School of Accountancy Scholarships

  • Award Amount: $12,000 ($3,000 per year).
  • Eligibility: Entering freshmen and transfer students who are actively pursuing degrees in accountancy. Strong academic and leadership records considered.
  • How to Apply: Complete the Scholarship tab within the Special Programs & Scholarships Application.
  • Deadline: March 1.

School of Engineering Scholarships

  • Award Amount: $4,000-$24,000 ($1,000-$6,000 per year for up to 4 years).
  • Eligibility: Entering freshmen and transfer students who are actively pursuing degrees in engineering, including computer science.
  • How to Apply: Complete the Scholarship tab within the Special Programs & Scholarships Application.
  • Deadline: March 1.

Center for Manufacturing Excellence (CME) Scholarships

  • Award Amount: $10,000-$30,000 ($2,500-$7,500 per year for up to 4 years).
  • Eligibility: Entering freshmen with strong academic and leadership records selected into the CME program.
  • How to Apply: Complete the CME tab within the Special Programs & Scholarships Application.
  • Deadline: January 15.

School of Education Scholarships

  • Award Amount: Varies
  • Eligibility: For a list of scholarships, deadlines, criteria and application information, please visit education.olemiss.edu

Mississippi Excellence in Teaching Loan/Scholarship

  • Award Amount: Up to cost of attendance after all other gift aid.
  • Eligibility: Entering freshmen majoring in math or English education. Competitive applicants are expected to have at least a 28 ACT (1250 SAT) and at least a 3.5 high school GPA.
  • How to Apply: Apply for admission to the University of Mississippi, and complete the Special Programs & Scholarships Application.
  • Deadline: Priority date January 15, final deadline March 1.

College of Liberal Arts Scholarships

Meek School of Journalism and New Media Scholarships

Other Scholarships

Mississippi All-Star Scholarship

  • Award Amount: $4,000 ($1,000 per year).
  • Eligibility: Entering freshmen from Mississippi who have been selected as one of the top 20 All-Star Scholars by the Mississippi Economic Council.
  • How to Apply: Students must provide documentation of status to the Office of Financial Aid. Students must be admitted to the university.
  • Deadline: Confirmation must be received within the first term of enrollment.

Student Body President Scholarship

  • Award Amount: $6,000 ($1,500 per year).
  • Eligibility: Entering freshmen who served in the top elected position in their high schools as the president of the entire student body/student council. (Class presidents and executive board members do not qualify.)
  • How to Apply: Students must provide documentation of status to the Office of Financial Aid and must be admitted to the university.
  • Deadline: Confirmation must be received within the first term of enrollment.

Eagle Scout/Gold Award

  • Award Amount: $6,000 ($1,500 per year).
  • Eligibility: Entering freshmen who have achieved the level of Eagle Scout or Gold Award.
  • How to Apply: Students must provide documentation of status to the Office of Financial Aid and must be admitted to the university.
  • Deadline: Confirmation must be received within the first term of enrollment.

Boys State/Girls State Scholarship

  • Award Amount: $4,000 ($1,000 per year).
  • Eligibility: Entering freshmen who are named as governor to their state OR the state delegate to Boys Nation/Girls Nation. Entering freshmen who participated in the Mississippi Boys State/Girls State program also will receive a one-time award in the amount of $500.
  • How to Apply: Students must provide documentation of status to the Office of Financial Aid and must be admitted to the university.
  • Deadline: Confirmation must be received within the first term of enrollment.

STEM Major Nonresident Scholarship

  • Award Amount: $8,000 ($2,000 per year toward out-of-state tuition).
  • Eligibility: Incoming, first-year, full-time students with at least a 3.5 high school GPA (cumulative or core) and a 28 ACT (or the SAT equivalent) who will be enrolled in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering or Math) major.
  • How to Apply: Gain admission to the University of Mississippi.
  • Deadline: Qualifying tests must be taken prior to enrollment as a
  • new freshman at the University of Mississippi; selection of STEM major must be during the first semester of enrollment.

J. Means Nonresident Scholarship

  • Award Amount: $8,000 ($2,000 per year toward out-of-state tuition).
  • Eligibility: Incoming, first-year, full-time students who are residents of Shelby, Tipton and Fayette counties in Tennessee and have earned at least a 3.5 high school GPA (cumulative or core) and a 28 ACT (or the SAT equivalent).
  • How to Apply: Gain admission to the University of Mississippi.
  • Deadline: Qualifying tests must be taken prior to enrollment as a new freshman at the University of Mississippi.

German Intensive Summer Program Scholarships

  • Award Amount: 2.5 hour tuition scholarship for entering freshmen who join JumpStart and up to $2,000 for summer study in Germany.
  • Eligibility: Entering freshmen who intend to minor or major in German (current UM students also will be considered). Most
  • students will begin with four weeks of intensive German study in July prior to freshman year and will spend four weeks of study in Germany in the summer following their freshman year. Prior German language experience is not required; those with up to two years of high school German also may apply.
  • How to Apply: Complete the Special Program & Scholarship Application.
  • Deadline: January 15 (late applications will be considered)

Arabic Language Program Scholarships

  • Award Amount: 2.5 hour tuition scholarship for each of two
  • summer terms for entering freshmen who join JumpStart and up to $2,500 for each of their freshman, sophomore and junior summers.
  • Eligibility: Entering freshmen with strong academic records who demonstrate a commitment to achieve superior proficiency in Arabic. Most students selected for the program will begin with eight weeks of intensive Arabic study in June prior to fresh- man year, and will spend either nine weeks of study in the ALIF Institute in Fez, Morocco, or eight weeks of study at Yarmouk University in Irbid, Jordan, in their sophomore and junior summers. Prior Arabic language experience is not required; those who have Arabic language experience also are encouraged to apply.
  • How to Apply: Complete the Special Program & Scholarship Application.
  • Deadline: January 15 (late applications will be considered)

Military Service Nonresident Scholarships

  • Award Amount: This scholarship pays for the full nonresident fee, currently valued at $43,872 ($10,968 per year).
  • Eligibility: Awarded to incoming undergraduates who have been engaged in and honorably discharged from active duty, for other than training purposes, in the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines or Coast Guard.
  • How to Apply: Contact Michael Howland, coordinator of Veteran and Military Services, 662-915-5021.

Yellow Ribbon Scholarships

  • Award Amount: up to $10,000 ($2,500 per year). Up to 15 are awarded.
  • Eligibility: Eligibility: Awarded to nonresident students who are service members (or dependents who receive transferred benefits) who qualify at the 100 percent rate of the post-9/11 GI Bill. Awards are made on a first-come, first-served basis up to the maximum number of students, as set each year by Ole Miss.
  • How to Apply: Contact Julie Kirk, Registrar's Office, 662-915-7792.

National Hispanic Recognition Award

  • Award Amount: $8,000 ($2,000 per year).
  • Eligibility: Entering freshmen named to the College Board's National Hispanic Recognition Program after taking the PSAT/NMSQT. This award can be stacked with Academic Excellence unless a student is designated a National Merit Semifinalist or Finalist, in which case the upgraded Finalist/Semifinalist packages would apply.
  • How to Apply: Students must provide documentation of status to the Office of Financial Aid and must be admitted to the university.
  • Deadline: Confirmation must be received within the first term of enrollment.

Nonresident Alumni Scholarship

  • Award Amount: $12,000 ($3,000 per year, per alumnus parent, toward the out-of-state fee for first-time enrolled University of Mississippi students).
  • Eligibility: Nonresident students whose parent(s) received a degree from the university.

High School Valedictorian/Salutatorian Scholarships

  • Award Amount: $6,000 ($1,500 per year).
  • Eligibility: Entering freshmen who are named valedictorians or salutatorians.
  • How to Apply: Submit a letter from principal or counselor to the Office of Financial Aid confirming status as one of the top two students in the school. Students must be admitted to the university.
  • Deadline: Confirmation must be received within the first term of enrollment.

Chancellor's Leadership Class Scholarships

  • Award Amount: $1,000 (first year only).
  • Eligibility: Entering freshmen demonstrating strong leadership; must be nominated by school official AND selected by the university committee.
  • How to Apply: School officials will be contacted to nominate students. Students also must be admitted to the university and should complete the Scholarship tab within the Special Programs and Scholarships Application.
  • Deadline: March 1.

Performance and Service-based Scholarships

  • Award Amount: Varies
  • How to Apply: Contact the appropriate office listed on the following page.

Music/Theatre/Art Scholarships
Department of Music
662-915-7268
www.olemiss.edu/depts/music

Department of Bands
662-915-7390
www.olemiss.edu/depts/band/

Choral Department
662-915-5115
www.olemiss.edu/depts/music/choral

Department of Theatre Arts
662-915-5816
www.olemiss.edu/depts/theatre_arts

Department of Art
662-915-7193
www.olemiss.edu/depts/art

Athletics Grants-in-Aid
Department of Intercollegiate Athletics
662-915-7241

ROTC Scholarships
Department of Air Force/Aerospace Studies
662-915-7357

Department of Military Science
662-915-7085

Department of Naval Science
662-915-5831

GRANTS

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  (FAFSA)

When completing the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov, remember to

  • List the University of Mississippi's federal school code: 002440.
  • You (and your parent, if applicable) will electronically sign your application. If you do not want to sign electronically, you may print, sign and mail the signature page to the address provided.
  • Print your confirmation page for your records. If you do not receive a SAR (Student Aid Report) within approximately two weeks, call 800-433-3243 or check online at www.fafsa.gov.
  • Parents and students are strongly encouraged to use the IRS Data Retrieval tool when completing the FAFSA.

Checklist of items needed to file the FAFSA

  • Copy of your and your parents' federal tax returns (2013 returns for the fall 2014 term)
  • Your driver's license and Social Security numbers
  • Your W-2 forms and other records of money earned
  • Records of untaxed income such as clergy allowances and child support
  • Current bank statements
  • Business and farm records
  • Stock, bond and other investment records
  • Your alien registration card (if you are not a U.S. citizen)

Students need to submit the FAFSA no later than March 1 for priority consideration (to allow adequate time for verification process). If a FAFSA is selected for verification by the federal processor, the student

must provide specific documents (which may include a copy of the parents? and student?s IRS federal transcript and W-2 forms) to the Office of Financial Aid. The Office of Financial Aid will confirm that the information submitted on the FAFSA is correct. Students will not be awarded or considered for any need-based scholarships until verification is complete. Verification typically takes two to three weeks.

Federal Grants

By completing the FAFSA, you are applying for all federal aid. The results of the FAFSA also are used to determine eligibility for other need-based aid programs.

Pell Grant

  • Grant available to any student working on his or her first undergraduate degree.
  • The Financial Aid Administrator determines the actual award amount based on cost of attendance (COA), enrollment status and expected family contribution (EFC).
  • The maximum award for 2013-14 was $5,645. Students may receive this grant for no more than the equivalent of six years of full-time enrollment.

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

  • Grant for undergraduate students with exceptional financial need (students with the lowest EFCs).
  • Priority is given to Pell Grant recipients.
  • Grant amount varies; it is typically no more than $500 per year.

Grants for Mississippians

By completing the Mississippi Student Financial Aid application, you are ensuring that, if qualified, you will receive financial support from state sources as you begin or continue your postsecondary education.

Go to www.Mississippi.edu/riseupMS/Financialaid.php to access the application.

Applicants are advised to submit applications well in advance of listed deadlines. All dates are subject to change. For more information, contact the Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid at 601-432-6997 or 800-327-2980.

The Mississippi Resident Tuition Assistance Grant (MTAG)?deadline September 15, 2014?is available to a student who

  • Is a freshman, sophomore, junior or senior
  • Has been a Mississippi resident for one year prior to application deadline
  • Enrolls full time
  • Attends an eligible Mississippi college or university
  • Has a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and 15 ACT or 720 SAT resulting from the national testing

Grant amount: up to $500/year for freshmen and sophomores and up to $1,000/year for juniors and seniors.

The Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant (MESG)?deadline September 15, 2014?is available to a student who:

  • Has been a Mississippi resident for one year prior to high school or home school completion
  • Has a 3.5 cumulative GPA
  • Has a 29 ACT or 1280 SAT score or is a National Merit/National Achievement Scholar
  • Enrolls full time at an eligible Mississippi college or university

Grant amount: up to $2,500/year for a maximum of eight regular semesters.

The Higher Education Legislative Plan (HELP)?deadline March 31, 2014?is available to a student who

  • Applies within one year of high school graduation
  • Has been a Mississippi resident for two years prior to application deadlines
  • Demonstrates need as determined by the results of the FAFSA
  • Enrolls full time at a Mississippi college or university
  • Documents an average family adjusted gross income (AGI) of $36,500 or less over the prior two years (AGI increases by $5,000 for each sibling under the age of 21 other than the student)
  • Has a cumulative GPA of 2.5 and a 20 ACT score
  • Meets a specific high school core curriculum

HELP covers tuition for no more than 10 regular semesters or until completion of first undergraduate degree.

The Sumners Grant is available to a student who

  • Is a resident for at least 12 continuous months of Attala, Carroll, Choctaw, Montgomery or Webster counties in Mississippi (residency verified by the Sumners Foundation)
  • Is enrolled in a degree program at the university

Grant amount: up to $5,000 per year.

Teacher Education Scholars Loan/Scholarship?deadline March 31, 2014?is available to a student who

  • Is a Mississippi resident
  • Is enrolled in a program of study leading to a Class "A" teacher license
  • Has a score of 28 or higher on the ACT
  • Has a 3.5 cumulative high school GPA

Award amount: up to $15,000 per year for a maximum of four years. (Recipient must be employed as a contracted full-time licensed teacher in a Mississippi public school for five years to qualify for this loan to be discharged as a scholarship.)

The Ole Miss Opportunity Program is provided to a student who

  • Is a Mississippi resident
  • Is an entering freshman at the start of the fall 2014 semester, seeking a degree and enrolled full time
  • Has a family adjusted gross income on the 2013 federal tax return that is at or below $30,000
  • Qualifies for a federal Pell Grant as determined by the results of the FAFSA (must file by March 1 with a complete FAFSA on file by March 15 for automatic consideration)
  • Has a 3.0 cumulative high school GPA or a 3.0 high school GPA on the CPC

This program provides a guarantee that award recipients will have a grant/scholarship package from all sources worth the equivalent of (1) base undergraduate tuition, (2) standard residence hall housing at the double occupancy rate, and (3) the Rebel 100 Plus 1 Meal Plan plus $400 FLEX for the year. The capped amount for 2013-14 was $14,272. This level of funding is contingent upon the student living on campus. Ole Miss Opportunity funding is used to fill the gap after all federal, state, institutional and private scholarships and grants have been awarded. (This amount may change if the student?s financial need changes and/or if the student receives additional gift aid.)

Loans/Work Study

Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan

Loans through the U.S. Department of Education are available to undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need. Borrowing limits vary according to classification and dependency status.

Repayment begins six months after the student leaves school. The federal government pays the interest for students while they are in school. The interest rate was fixed at 6.8 percent for 2013-14.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan

Loans through the U. S. Department of Education are available to students without regard to financial need. Borrowing limits vary according to classification and dependency status. Annual eligibility is limited to the cost of attendance minus other financial aid the student receives. Repayment begins six months after the student leaves school; however, the student is responsible for the interest charges that begin to accrue immediately. The interest rate is fixed at 6.8 percent.

Annual Direct Loan Borrowing Limits

table of loan borrowing limits

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Federal Direct Parent Loan (PLUS)

Parent loans enable parents with good credit histories to borrow to pay the education expenses of their dependent undergraduate children. Annual eligibility is limited to the cost of attendance minus other financial aid the student receives. Financial need is not a requirement for this program. Repayment and accrual of interest begins immediately. Parents apply via the federal website: www.studentloans.gov. Students must file a FAFSA to establish eligibility for the loan. The interest rate is fixed at 7.9 percent.

Federal Perkins Loan

Long-term, low-interest loans of up to $5,500 per year are available to undergraduates who demonstrate exceptional financial need. Because funds are limited, award amounts usually do not exceed $2,000 per year. The interest rate is fixed at 5.0 percent. Interest does not accrue until repayment begins.

Health Professions Student Loan

Loans of up to the cost of attendance are available to eligible pharmacy students who demonstrate financial need. The interest rate is fixed at 5.0 percent. Interest does not accrue until repayment begins.

Private Loan

Private loans are available to students who are ineligible for federal student loans or who need more loan funds than the federal programs can supply. Being approved for a private loan depends largely on the credit score of the borrower (and co-signer, if applicable). Private loan products vary significantly, and students should consider the terms and conditions carefully when selecting a private loan program. Students apply via the financial aid website: finaid.olemiss.edu/.

Employment

Federal Work Study

Part-time employment of 10-15 hours per week is available to students who demonstrate financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Jobs are available in campus departments and at approved off-campus sites. Students are paid bimonthly. A primary emphasis of this program is the Family Literacy Project, which involves placement of Federal Work-Study students in local public schools as reading or math tutors.

Student Employment

Part-time jobs on campus other than those through the work-study program are coordinated through the Student Employment Office. Financial need is not required for these employment opportunities.

Job Location and Development Program

Administered by the Career Center, the Job Location and Development Program assists University of Mississippi students in finding jobs in the local community. Students do not have to show financial need to participate in this program.

Cost of Attendance

table of annual cost of attendance

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*Based on full-time tuition for 2013-14.

**Based on the rates for a meal plan and room in the Residential College. Double occupancy in a traditional university residence hall averages $4,350 per year, and the minimum meal/food plan averages $2,490 per year.

?Early Entry (EE 1-3) and pre-pharmacy tuition is $9,292 and the nonresident fee is $12,776.

Note: These costs are estimated and subject to change without notice. Please see our website for the latest cost estimates.

Important Dates and Deadlines

July 2013

July 1?Admission application is available for fall 2014.

September 2013

September 1?The Special Programs & Scholarships Application is available.
September 16?Acceptance letters are mailed. September 16 at 10 a.m. CDT?Housing application is available. Please visit the Housing website after August 15, 2013 for more information.

January 2014

January 1?First date to complete the 2014-15 FAFSA and the MTAG/MESG application with the state of Mississippi.
January 15?Application deadline for admissions and scholarships for the Croft Institute, Sally McDonnell Barksdale Honors College, Ole Miss Women's Council and the Lott Leadership Institute, as well as Newman and Carrier scholarships.
January 15?Final deadline for the Day and/or Gatlin School of Business scholarships.
January 15?Priority deadline to apply for Luckyday Success scholarships.
January 15 at 9 a.m. CDT?Applications for Freshmen Interest Groups, Living-Learning Communities, and Residential Colleges open with the general online housing application.

March 2014

March 1?Deadline to submit the Scholarship tab on the Special Programs & Scholarships Application.
March 1?Priority date for submission of the FAFSA. Deadline to submit the FAFSA for Luckyday Success and Ole Miss Opportunity scholarship consideration.
March 3?Register online for orientation.
March 15?Priority deadline for a completed FAFSA application. (The FAFSA has been filed and received by our Office of Financial Aid and verified, if necessary.)
March 31?Deadline to submit William Winter Teacher applications, Critical Needs Teacher applications and HELP applications.

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Contact Information

Division of Student Affairs Departments

Admissions
662-915-7226
www.olemiss.edu/admissions

Campus Recreation
662-915-5591
campusrec.olemiss.edu/

Career Center
662-915-7174
www.career.olemiss.edu

Center for Student Success & First-Year Experience
662-915-5970
cssfye.olemiss.edu/

Conflict Resolution and Student Conduct
662-915-1387
conflictresolution.olemiss.edu

Office of the Dean of Students
662-915-7247
dos.olemiss.edu

Financial Aid
800-891-4596
finaid.olemiss.edu/

Ole Miss Student Union
662-915-1044
saa.olemiss.edu

Student Disability Services
662-915-7128
sds.olemiss.edu/

Student Health
662-915-7274
healthcenter.olemiss.edu

Student Housing
662-915-7328
studenthousing.olemiss.edu

University Counseling Center
662-915-3784
www.olemiss.edu/counseling

University Police
662-915-7234
www.olemiss.edu/police

Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs
662-915-7705
www.olemiss.edu/studentaffairs

Hallmark Academic Programs

Center for Manufacturing Excellence
662-915-2633
www.olemiss.edu/depts/CME

Center for the Study of Southern Culture

662-915-5993
www.olemiss.edu/depts/south

Croft Institute for International Studies
662-915-1500
www.croft.olemiss.edu

Lott Leadership Institute
662-915-3189
www.lottinst.olemiss.edu

Sally McDonnell Barksdale
Honors College
662-915-7294
www.honors.olemiss.edu

Extracurricular Activities

Air Force ROTC
662-915-7357
www.olemiss.edu/orgs/afrotc

Army ROTC
662-915-7085
www.armyrotc.com/edu/univms

Navy ROTC
662-915-5831
nrotc.olemiss.edu

Cheerleading and Dance Team
662-915-1806
www.olemissspiritsquads.com

Choral Activities
662-915-5115
www.olemiss.edu/depts/music/choral

Student Media
662-915-5503
www.olemiss.edu/depts/stu_media

Forensics and Debate Team
662-915-7621
www.outreach.olemiss.edu/depts/forensics

Greek Affairs
662-915-7609
www.olemiss.edu/greeks

University Band
662-915-7390
www.olemiss.edu/depts/band

students spending time together

Study Abroad
662-915-1508
www.outreach.olemiss.edu/study_abroad

Athletics
662-915-7241
olemisssports.com

Club Sports and Intramurals
662-915-5591
www.olemiss.edu/campusrec

 

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