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College Financial Aid Information

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available. One uses this application to apply for the Pell Grant program, student work study and other federal grants and loans and scholarships. Applicants will need their parents' tax information, so taxes should be filed promptly this year. Some universities have deadlines as early as March 1 for receiving this data, so apply as quickly as you can. Go to to apply. 

Phone Call Scam:
There has been some scamming related to the FAFSA. Never pay anyone to file your FAFSA for you and be sure you go only to this website.

Applications are available for Mississippi Tuition Assistance Grant (MTAG) and the Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant (MESG) at . To qualify for the MTAG, one needs a 15 ACT composite and a 2.5 minimum GPA; the amount is $500 per year. The MESG requires a 29 ACT and a 3.5 GPA, and the amount is $10000 over four years. 

Phone Call Scam: 
A scam has been reported to the state financial aid office. A person calling from a 432 area code pretends to be a state financial aid advisor asking for a debit card number. The state financial aid office will never contact a student to request debit or credit card information.