Applying for Aid

Financial aid is an important aspect of earning an education. Follow these steps to help you through the application process.


Financial aid shouldn't be an afterthought

We recommend all students complete the Free Application for Student Aid (FAFSA)  (School Code: 002440) Submitting the FAFSA is required to be considered for all federal student aid and any need-based financial aid.

In applying to the University of Mississippi:

  • Resources are available at, to help you learn about federal financial aid options.
  • If you are a high school student, estimate your financial aid eligibility with the Aid Estimator tool;
  • Review our financial aid timeline, which includes all deadlines for submitting documentation and scholarship applications;
  • Contact us with any questions. It’s important to understand how all types of financial aid work and what steps you can take now to plan ahead. We’re here to help!  

File a FAFSA no later than March 1 for priority consideration; you’ll need to have the following pieces of documentation available:

  1. your driver’s license and Social Security numbers;
  2. a copy of your (and your parents’, and/or spouse’s, IRS tax return transcript if applicable), or use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to transfer income information into your FAFSA;
  3. your (and your parents’, and/or spouse’s, if applicable) W-2 forms and other records of money earned;
  4. records of untaxed income such as clergy allowances and child support;
  5. current bank statements;
  6. business and farm; income as reported on your federal tax return. 
  7. stock, bond, and other investment records; and
  8. your alien registration card (if you are not a US citizen);

Once you have submitted your FAFSA

you may be selected for verification, which requires additional documentation and may take additional time to fully process. Once verification is done, the Office of Financial Aid can determine a student’s financial aid eligibility for the academic year.

Once you receive your award notification in the mail, log into your online award notification in myOleMiss to accept your aid and review any pending actions needed on your part. For some aid offers, you are able to reduce or decline them (i.e. loans if you do not wish to borrow them). Please note that you must accept the terms and conditions of aid packages before the Office of Financial Aid disburses any aid.


Scholarship deadline is January 10, 2024

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Frequently Asked Questions

We know you may have more questions about financial aid and scholarships. Here are a few answers to save you some time.

Frequently asked questions
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We are here to help

Our lobby is open Monday through Friday until 4:30 to drop off documents, ask a quick question at the Front Desk, or request to see an advisor. We also offer Zoom, phone, and in-person appointments for your convenience! 

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