The Mississippi Higher Education Legislative Plan for Needy Students is designed to provide tuition assistance to qualified students whose financial need, as demonstrated by federal student aid eligibility, will not be met with gift aid from other sources. The program provides full tuition to qualified students for up to four years. Applicants must be legal residents of Mississippi for one year prior to application, have a minimum GPA of 2.5, score a minimum of 20 on the national ACT, demonstrate financial need and enroll full-time at an approved post-secondary institution in Mississippi. Applicants must also submit the FAFSA. Dollar amounts will vary. Applications run from October until the due date.
Participants attending a private institution will receive an award amount equal to the award of a student attending the nearest comparable public institution. This award lasts eight semesters (12 trimesters) or bachelor’s degree completion, whichever comes first. No student may receive undergraduate grant aid through more than one state-supported undergraduate grant program in the same term of enrollment. If a student is eligible for aid through multiple grant programs, the student shall be awarded from the program that awards the larger sum.