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Important Information Regarding State Financial Aid

The Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid has released new requirements for students who have applied for state aid. These changes will take effect for the Fall 2016 semester.

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Transfer Scholarships

The W cares about all of our students and their potential. That's why we've created financial awards that recognize all levels of academic achievement and provide support for your studies. We'll be happy to talk to you about what The W can do to encourage your success! To be eligible for these awards, simply apply for admission to The W, submit your transcripts from any college or university you have attended, and we will do the rest. Awards are based on completion of 48 transferable hours and your transferable grade point average. Students who have previously attended The W and are returning are not eligible for these awards.

Our four levels of W Transfer awards are:

Presidential Award- $5,000 over two years. Must have between a 3.8 to 4.0 transferable GPA and 48 transferable hours

Martin Award- $4,000 over two years. Must have between a 3.6 to 3.79 transferable GPA and 48 transferable hours

Fant Award- $3,000 over two years. Must have between a 3.3 to 3.59 transferable GPA and 48 transferable hours

Keirn Award- $2,000 over two years. Must have between a 3.0 to 3.29 transferable GPA and 48 transferable hours

 

How much could The W award me?

Use our Transfer Student Cost Calculator to see how much you could receive in scholarships and grants based on your GPA and ACT score.

 

 


Additional Scholarship Opportunities

All-USA/All-State Academic Team Scholarship

Students who are recognized as members of the All Academic Team can receive this $1,000 renewable scholarship. All that is needed is admission to The W and proof of team membership.

Phi Theta Kappa Scholarship

These two-year scholarships, in the amount of $4,000 over two years, are reserved for Phi Theta Kappa members with at least a 3.0 transferable GPA and 48 transferable hours. Out-of-state fees are covered if applicable. Proof of Phi Theta Kappa membership is required.

EMCC Tuition Guarantee Scholarship

Students that earn an Associate of Arts Degree from EMCC, are a Lowndes County resident, and have a 2.5 transferable GPA are eligible to apply for a scholarship that will cover the cost of tuition for four semesters at The W.

  • EMCC must be the last institution attended
  • Scholarship will cover tuition costs remaining after any grant or scholarship money has been posted to your account

 

Alumni

Residents of Mississippi whose parent(s) or grandparent(s) graduated from The W and are an active member of the MUW Alumni Association are eligible to receive this renewable scholarship in the amount of $1,600 over a four year period. Students must notify the Office of Admissions and indicate parent(s) or grandparent(s) name and year of graduation to determine eligibility.

Alumni Out-of-State

Out-of-state students whose parent(s) or grandparent(s) graduated from The W and are an active member of the MUW Alumni Association are eligible to receive these renewable scholarships which cover non-resident fees. Students must notify the Office of Admissions and indicate parent(s) or grandparent(s) name and year of graduation to determine eligibility.

Is your parent/grandparent an ACTIVE member of the Alumni Association?

Alumni Scholarship are available to children and grandchildren of active members of the MUW Alumni Association. To be considered an active member, alumni must pay their $40 dues each year.

 

Regional

Out-of-state transfer students who meet eligibility requirements for submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and have a minimum of 3.0 transferable GPA and 48 transferable hours are eligible to receive this scholarship which covers the out-of-state portion of tuition.

Out-of-State Contiguous

Out-of-state students who are from Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, or Tennessee will receive a scholarship to cover the out-of-state portion of tuition.

 

Departmental Scholarships

In addition to the academic and need-based scholarships that are awarded to you during the admissions process, many of the academic programs and departments at The W have separate scholarships that are exclusively for their majors. These scholarships have their own application, deadline, and selection process.

 

 

Additional Financial Aid Options

For additional information about loans, grants and state aid, contact the Financial Aid Center at 877-462-8439 ext. 7114,

 

 


The Office of Admissions is eager to assist you with the scholarship process. Contact us toll free at 877-462-8439.

All scholarships listed are for undergraduate students only.


Most MUW scholarships and awards are for a period of one academic year (fall and spring only). However, some can be renewed for one additional academic year, or until graduation, whichever occurs first. All scholarship recipients must complete at least 12 hours per semester at The W and maintain a 2.5 or higher MUW cumulative grade point average per academic year in order to renew the scholarship. Out of State Fee Waiver (Contiguous States, Military, Near Completers, Alumni, and Mission Specific Academic Programs) recipients must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress in order to have their award renewed. Students may receive more than one type of scholarship to attend The W. However, the total W award package, including state, federal, institutional, and private funds, may not exceed total cost of attendance. Awards will be adjusted should the total amount exceed this cost.

The total amount of institutional scholarships awarded by the university may not exceed the total cost of tuition, room, board and a book stipend.