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Financial Aid

Mississippi State University distance education students pay the in-state tuition rate no matter the state of residency.

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. For additional information, visit the Department of Student Financial Aid website. When you reach the student financial aid website, click on the "FAFSA Video" and follow the instructions to file and submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

To complete the free application, visit the FAFSA website.


Mississippi State University offers a variety of scholarships to students. The Office of Admissions and Scholarships administers scholarships for undergraduate students. More information about each type of scholarship and application instructions can be found on the Office of Admissions and Scholarships website.

There are application deadlines to qualify for most scholarships. Be sure to check those dates to ensure you apply in time.

Funding options for graduate students may be found on the Graduate School website


All active military distance students should obtain a Tuition Assistance Authorization (TA) form from their base Education Officer. Once the form is completed, students should mail this to MSU's Sponsored Student Office at

MSU's Sponsored Student Office
P.O. Box 5316
Mississippi State, MS 39762

For Military Veteran's assistance, please visit the Center for America's Veterans for required documentation and additional information.

Students who wish to receive VA educational assistance for the first time should contact the Veteran's Benefits Coordinator Melanie Wigington, 662.325.2024 or to determine which forms need to be completed.

Senior Citizens Mississippi Residents

Tuition waivers are available for senior citizens who are residents of the state of Mississippi. Please read the senior citizen tuition waiver policy to see if you qualify.

Contact Ann Dawson at to receive the appropriate forms for tuition waivers.

MSU Employees

Tuition remission is available for MSU employees. Please read the MSU employee tuition remission policy to see if you qualify.

Tuition and Fees

Visit the Office of the Controller and Treasurer website for all distance education courses and program tuition and fees.