State Financial Aid


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Students applying for multiple types of financial aid should be aware that total financial aid award packages which include Title IV aid and/or state funded aid and/or institutional aid may not exceed the cost of education or the financial need of the individual student as determined by the needs analysis document (FAFSA). State-funded financial aid may be available to first-time students who are enrolling at MDCC for the spring semester. For more information and applications for the following state programs, contact Mississippi Student Financial Aid, 3825 Ridgewood Road, Jackson, MS 39211-6453, call 1-800-327-2980 or visit www.riseupms.com.

The Mississippi Resident Tuition Assistance Grant (MTAG) offers up to $500 per year for eligible students who are residents of Mississippi and do not qualify for a full Pell Grant. The SAR from the FAFSA is used by the Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid to determine eligibility for this grant. Eligible students should have a high school grade point average of 2.5 and a minimum ACT score of 15. Other eligibility criteria may apply. Interested students should apply on-line at www.riseupms.com   DEADLINE - SEPTEMBER 15

The Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant (MESG) offers up to $2500 per year (not to exceed the actual tuition) for students who are residents of Mississippi with a high school grade point average of 3.5 and a minimum ACT score of 29. Other eligibility criteria may apply. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is not used to determine eligibility for this grant; however, MESG recipients may also be eligible for MTAG (see MTAG criteria). Interested students should apply on-line at www.riseupms.com. DEADLINE - SEPTEMBER 15

The Higher Education Legislative Plan (HELP) provides full tuition to qualified, college-bound Mississippi residents who meet certain eligibility criteria. The SAR from the FAFSA is used by the Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid to determine eligibility for this grant. Interested students should review the full criteria available at www.riseupms.com and apply on-line.  DEADLINE – MARCH 31

Mississippi Delta Community College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age in its programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies: The Associate VP for Institutional Effectiveness, Stauffer-Wood Administration Building, P.O. Box 668, Moorhead, MS 38761, 662-246-6558.