2024-25 Academic Catalog

How to Apply

The following forms MUST be completed by the student each year:

  1. Federal Student Aid - (Federal Pell Grant, Federal SEOG, LEAP, TEACH, Federal Work Study, Federal Stafford Subsidized and Unsubsidized Student Loans and the Federal PLUS Loan). Applicants must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. The FAFSA can be submitted over the web at www.studentaid.gov and should be submitted as soon as possible after October 1st each year for the coming school year. Any required verification or tax documents should be delivered to the Department of Student Financial Aid at MSU by April 1. Late applicants will be considered on a funds available basis. Mississippi State University’s Federal School Code Number is 002423.
  2. State Student Aid - Applications for student aid programs offered by the state of Mississippi should be submitted or updated as soon as possible after October 1 each year for the coming school year. Information and online applications are available at http://www.msfinancialaid.org.
  3. Academic Scholarships - Awarded to entering students at the time of admission. Additionally, submission of the General Scholarship Application is required for competitive scholarships, including private, departmental, and leadership and service scholarships. Please refer to www.admissions.msstate.edu/scholarships for additional information and applicable priority dates. 
  4. Sumners Scholarships - Students should submit the Sumners Scholarship application at www.sumnersgrant.com by September 15 priority deadline for fall semester entry students and November 15 for spring semester entry students.