How Much Financial Aid is Offered?
Mississippi State University's average financial aid offer for incoming freshmen is $16,919. Around 95.0% of new students obtain financial aid, the majority of which is in the form of scholarships and grants.
Student loans are a part of financial aid offers, but the only true college discount is a grant or scholarship that you don't need to repay.
Student debt really should be thought of as an "outcome" instead of "aid". Learn more about student loan debt at Mississippi State.
How Much Aid Is Available in Scholarships & Grants?
The numbers below refer to scholarships and grants mainly provided by Mississippi State University.
83.0% of first year students (3,017 total) were awarded scholarships at Mississippi State University, averaging $8,350 per student. This ranks in the middle 20th percentile of all schools in the country.
In addition to scholarships, 33.0% of freshmen (1,183 total) received federal grant aid, averaging $4,663 a person.
See the usual amount of scholarships and grants first years get by studying the graph below.
Grants are normally based on need while scholarships are merit-based.
Financial Aid per Family Income
The following table shows grant and scholarship distributions by income for first year students getting any form of federal Title IV assistance, which includes Federal PLUS loans.
|Income Level||Percent of Freshman||Average Assistance|
|Income 110k +||6.2%||$4,068|
The graph above shows undergrads who are receiving Title IV aid which is federal aid from the government including loans, grants or work-study. Learn more.
Scholarships & Grants for All Undergrads Average $8,973
Of the 18,090 undergraduate students at Mississippi State University around 80.0% (14,383 in total) get some type of grant aid. The standard amount given was $8,973.
Financial Aid Links from Mississippi State University
|Financial Aid Department Website||www.sfa.msstate.edu|
|Net Price Calculator||www.collegeportraits.org/MS/MSU/estimator/agree|