UM-Tupelo and The UM Office of Financial Aid administer a variety of financial assistance programs designed to help students and their families meet the costs of attending The University. The four basic types of student financial assistance are scholarships, grants, loans, and part-time employment.
Scholarships are gift programs that do not have to be repaid. They are typically awarded in recognition of significant achievement or academic talent. UM-Tupelo offers numerous scholarships to help you finance your education. We urge you to apply for as many scholarships as you qualify for.
Grants are gift aid that do not have to be repaid. Grants usually require a demonstration of financial need.
Loans are funds that have to be repaid with interest.
Part-time employment, on The UM-Tupelo campus, provides opportunities for students to earn money to apply toward their educational expenses.
October through March:
December: Obtain a copy of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) from your guidance counselor or financial aid office. If you plan to complete this application online, you will not need to mail a paper copy. This application will allow you to participate in all federal funding programs for which you are eligible.
January 1: First date to complete the FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA. Do not sign or submit prior to this date. If you complete on the web, do not submit a paper application.
March 31: Students who plan to attend summer school should begin checking to see when the summer application will be available on the web. All students who desire financial aid of any type for summer school must complete a summer application. This is also the deadline for submitting William Winter Scholar Loan, Critical Needs scholarship,and Luckyday Education Scholarship applications for education majors.
July 1: Deadline for submission of UM-Tupelo Campus Specific Academic Leadership scholarships.
September 15: Final deadline for MTAG/MESG applications with the State of Mississippi. Remember that continuing students must also file a renewal application each year.
The University of Mississippi- Tupelo Campus
1918 Briar Ridge Road
Tupelo, MS 38804
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The University of Mississippi-Tupelo
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1918 Briar Ridge Road
Tupelo, Mississippi 38804
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