Financial Aid

Need-Based Grants

Based on your estimated family contribution, MC awards the majority of students additional scholarship amounts in what we call MC Grants.

Need-Based Mississippi College Grants

On top of your academic award, you also could be eligible to receive additional scholarships based on your Estimated Family Contribution (EFC).  This is determined by the FAFSA.  Even if you do not qualify for anything other than loans through the FAFSA, we use a different formula that awards the majority of students additional scholarship amounts in what we call MC Grants.  This can increase your award substantially.  To find out what you may qualify for, take a few minutes to complete our Net Price Calculator.  This is an abbreviated, unofficial version of the FAFSA that should give you a good idea of what to expect in institutional scholarships and financial aid.  If you have been accepted, you will receive a conditional scholarship offer based upon this NPC information.  In order to officially receive the MC Grant, you must submit a FAFSA and your actual award will be based on this information.  FAFSAs may be submitted beginning October 1.

Again, even if you don’t think you will qualify for any financial assistance through the FAFSA, MC’s formula is more generous and most students will qualify for additional monies.  Find out what you will qualify for with our Net Price Calculator