Program Information

First Summer Session: May 28 – June 25, 2024
Second Summer Session: June 27 – July 26 2024

Important Dates and Deadlines

Event First Summer Session Second Summer Session
Deadline to Apply April 1, 2024 April 1, 2024
Deadline to submit financial aid applications* May 15, 2024 May 15, 2024
Deadline for International Students March 15, 2024 March 15, 2024
Move in May 27, 2024 (US domestic)
May 26, 2024 (International)
June 26, 2024 (US domestic)
June 25, 2024 (International)
Classes Begin May 28, 2024 June 27, 2024
Final Exams June 24-25, 2024 July 25-26, 2024
Move out June 24 (4 hours after final exam)
June 25 (no later than 3 p.m. CST)
July 25 (4 hours after final exam)
July 26 (no later than 3 p.m. CST)

*A $100 rushed processing fee will be applied to applications submitted between the regular deadline and the late application deadline. Note for International students: Applications will not be accepted after the regular deadline.


Program costs below are estimates and may not reflect actual costs. The following table is based on 2022 costs.

Item Typical Cost What You Would Pay
UM Undergraduate Application Fee (one-time fee) $40 (MS resident)
 $60 (Non-MS resident)
$40 (MS resident)
 $60 (Non-MS resident)
Registration Fee* $100 $100
Tuition $2,313 $0
Non-Resident Fee $2,313 $0
Program Fee $1,600 $1,600
Housing $600 $600
Meal Plan $550 $550
Capital Improvement Fee $30 $30
TOTAL $5,233 - $7,566 $2,920 - $2,940

*A $100 rushed processing fee will be charged for late application submissions

Additional costs:

  • Estimated course fees: $300
  • Estimated book costs: $300
  • Estimated weekend costs: $250
  • Optional single room cost: $780
  • Optional round trip airport shuttle cost: $100

International fees and additional costs:

  • International registration and program fee: $500
  • Medical insurance and TB testing: $400


The University of Mississippi is committed to making summer collegiate experiences affordable for students and their families; that is why, ALL students participating in Summer College are automatically awarded a UM Outreach Credit Programs Scholarship that fully covers tuition and non-resident fees (and international fees).

In addition to the UM Outreach Tuition Scholarship, we offer other types of aid.

Need-Based Financial Aid

Need-based financial aid is based on the parent/guardian income tax return or other income documents as well as the student's achievements. Students interested in need-based aid should complete the Pre-College Financial Aid Application and return required documents (most recent tax return and personal statement) after applying for admission.

ACT/SAT Scholarship

ACT/SAT scholarships are awarded based on standardized test scores (see chart below). Students must take the ACT or SAT and have their scores reported on their high school transcripts (or send a copy of their official score report to our office) to receive an ACT/SAT scholarship. Students eligible for an ACT/SAT scholarship are required to complete the financial aid application, though they are not required to submit additional documentation unless seeking additional need-based aid. This scholarship is only available to students in the residential program.

MS Resident Award Amount Non-Resident Award Amount
23-27 ACT or 1130-1290 SAT $600 (housing) 25 – 29 ACT or 1200-1350 SAT $600 (housing)
28+ ACT or 1300+ SAT $1100 (housing and meal plan) 30+ ACT or 1360+ SAT $1100 (housing and meal plan)

*Only Math and Verbal sections will be considered for scholarships on the SAT.

First-Generation Scholarship

Limited funding is available for first-generation students from the Mississippi Delta. This fund is reserved to help students who are the first in their family to attend a college or university (no parents or guardians have completed a 4-year degree). Students interested in first-generation scholars’ aid should complete the Pre-CollegeFinancial Aid Application after applying for admission.

Citizen’s Bank Summer College Scholarship

  • Up to $3,000, including the cost of attendance as well as books and course fees
  • Awarded to students for combination of academic merit and financial need
  • Must be rising high school seniors
  • Must be enrolled in a Mississippi high school, with preference given to schools in the following communities:
    • Attala County - Kosciusko
    • Forrest County - Hattiesburg
    • Harrison County – Biloxi and Gulfport
    • Jackson County – Ocean Springs and Pascagoula
    • Kemper County – De Kalb and Scooba
    • Lafayette County - Oxford
    • Lamar County - Hattiesburg
    • Lauderdale County – Collinsville and Meridian
    • Leake County – Carthage and Sebastopol
    • Madison County - Ridgeland
    • Neshoba County - Philadelphia
    • Newton County – Decatur and Union
    • Oktibbeha County - Starkville
    • Rankin County - Flowood
    • Scott County – Forest and Sebastopol
    • Winston County – Louisville and Noxapater

Explore the Arts Track Scholarships

These scholarships are awarded based on students’ track admission materials. Funding is for Mississippi residents, particularly for those with financial need.

  • Limited availability to Mississippi student choosing the Explore the Arts Track in Summer College
  • Covers full cost of attendance including housing, meals, program fees, course fees, supplies, and books
  • Students must demonstrate Mississippi residence and submit the Pre-College Financial Aid Application

EdStart Scholarship

  • Mississippi residents, especially residents of Delta counties
  • Students interested in becoming professional educators

Students must submit financial aid application and brief supplemental essay. Preference will be given to students residing in counties with critical need for teachers, those attending Teacher Academies, and those with financial need.

Academic Competitions Scholarships

Any of the academic competitions offered by the Office of Pre-College Programs award scholarship opportunities to one of four summer programs – JumpStart, UM Summer Language Institute, EdStart, and Summer College. All scholarships are sponsored by the Division of Outreach and Continuing Education at the University of Mississippi. Full information on academic competitions scholarships can be found on our Events page. 

What Students are Saying

Former participants have shared their feedback with us. Take a look!

“My counselor was so supportive and understanding. He listened when I was frustrated or stressed, and he even helped me organize my classes for freshman year.”

Student ParticipantSummer 2017

“Summer College gave me a new point of view on the USA in general, and it was completely different from what I expected. I definitely felt at home here.”

Student ParticipantSummer 2018

“The impact that Summer College has on me is one that I am forever thankful for. This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity.”

Student ParticipantSummer 2018