Applying For Financial Aid
Applying For Financial Aid
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Email
financialaid@saffairs.msstate.edu
Application Process
Application Deadline
Rolling
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
High School Program
College preparatory program is required
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost
FAFSA Code is 002423 Free
Profile of 2020-21 Financial Aid
Profile of 2020-21 Financial Aid
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Freshman
Financial Aid Applicants
2,859 (88.7%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
2,302 (80.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
2,270 (98.6%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
461 (20.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
55%
Average Award
$15,333
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,212 (97.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,351
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,141 (50.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,817
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 408 (18.0%) of aid recipients
517 (16.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,631
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants
13,510 (79.1%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
11,501 (85.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
11,291 (98.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
2,079 (18.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
54%
Average Award
$14,465
Need-Based Gift
Received by 10,759 (95.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,519
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 6,663 (59.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,841
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 1,114 (9.9%) of aid recipients
2,459 (14.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $5,258
All Undergraduates
2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
56%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$25,674
Financial Aid Programs
Financial Aid Programs
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Loans
Federal Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Plus Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
Other Loans
College/University Loans
Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants
SEOG
State scholarships
Institutional scholarships
Private scholarships
Non-Need-Based Available
None
Non-Need Awards
Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Agriculture
Architecture
Area/Ethnic Studies
Biological Sciences
Business
Communication
Computer Science
Education
Engineering/Technologies
English
Foreign Languages
Health Fields
Home Economics
Humanities
International Studies
Library Science
Mathematics
Military Science
Physical Sciences
Premedicine
Religion/Biblical Studies
Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design
Art/Fine Arts
Cinema/Film/Broadcasting
Creative Writing
Dance
Debating
Journalism/Publications
Music
Performing Arts
Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Junior Miss
Leadership
Memberships
Number of Awards
Not reported
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students
Children and Siblings of Alumni
Children of Educators
Children of Faculty/Staff
Children of Public Servants
First-Generation College Students
Handicapped Students
Local/State Students
Out-of-State Students
Previous College Experience
Spouses of Deceased or Disabled Public Servants
Number of Awards
Not reported
Employment
Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$4,028
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