The skills, knowledge, and experiences you gain from MUW stay with you for a lifetime. We know that and we take your desire to achieve that goal seriously. That's why our Financial Aid Center staff is committed to advising you on how to best finance your education. No matter if you plan to be an on-campus or online student, will show you and your family all there is to know about the financial process. We’ll look closely at your specific situation to help create a personalized plan of action. When all is said and done, you might be surprised at the amount of aid available to you!
Below are the tuition and costs the state has approved for academic year 2012-2013. Look through them; then keep reading for all the ways you can help offset these costs through various financial aid and scholarship packages.
The most efficient and cost-effective way to pay for school.
A payment plan enables you to break your education costs into easy-to-handle monthly payments rather than pay for the entire semester or year in one large sum.
Payment plans offer:
Choose the enrollment option that is best for you
Enroll in a payment plan now through our secure website. For more information click here
Scholarships are a type of financial aid award that you do not need to repay. MUW offers a wide range of scholarships for which you may qualify. They are not only based on academic performance, some are directed as specific areas of study, your leadership abilities, financial need, or other attributes. Make sure to review the scholarships available and to complete the scholarship section of the MUW online application. Scholarship awards are limited, so make sure to apply for a scholarship as soon as possible.
Learn more about MUW scholarships
Grants awarded based on financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). They do not need to be repaid. As with scholarships, the number of grants available are limited so the ealier you apply the greater the liklihood you will receive a grant, if you qualify. There is a full list of grants available at the link below.
Learn more about grants
A loan is a type of aid must be repaid over time with interest. Loans are typically granted based on your financial need and history. You will need to fill out an FAFSA form to determine whether you qualify for a federal loan. There are also hybrid loans such a Plus Loans available where you and your family share the responsibility of paying for college. The State of Mississippi also offers a loan program for residents, and there are private loan options available as well. All the details are included in the link below.
Learn more about loans
You might think applying for financial aid is daunting. We're here to make it easy. Once you know the steps to take, there are all sorts of options available to you to help you finance your education. We've put the highlights here and there's lots more on the MUW Office of Financial Aid site.
Talk to Us Face to Face
Location: Welty Hall Room 107 1100 College St. MUW-1614 Columbus, MS 39701 Hours: Monday through Friday 8-5 Phone: 662-329-7114 | Fax: 662-329-7325
Staff: Interim Financial Aid Director, Nicole Patrick,
Financial Aid Counselor-Scholarships and Work Study, Winifred Perdue,
Financial Aid Assistant-Work Study Coordinator, Marquita Kirk,
Call the Financial Aid Center Toll Free Help Line
Representatives are available to answer your financial aid questions at our toll free number 1-877-462-8439. Examples of questions are: Questions concerning Tuition and fee charges, FAFSA application, financial aid status, documents needed, private loans, and aid posting. Our Financial Aid Administrative Assistant or Student Worker will refer your questions to a counselor if more in depth financial counseling is needed. Referrals are answered with 48 hours.
Check the Banner Portal
If you've been accepted to MUW and have received your student portal login, then make sure to check your Banner account. This account allows you to view: your financial aid eligibility, documents needed to finalize your financial aid file, billing charges, and posted aid. You have the ability to accept awards you have been offered for the year.
For more information explore the Financial Aid website
MUW offers a variety of scholarships for all sorts of scholars. There are awards for academic performance, academic interest, MUW legacy, financial need, and others. And we make it easy for you to apply. Our online application includes applications for all our scholarships. Simply apply to MUW and we'll guide you through applying for the right scholarship too.
Our top scholarship awards include:
The Centennial scholarship is designed to allow superior students, entering college for the first time, to participate in intellectual endeavors without concern for cost. Centennial scholarships cover general tuition, out-of-state tuition (if applicable), room/board, and a small book stipend. These renewable scholarships range from $36,196 to $59,360 over a four year period. This scholarship also includes a one time award of $5,000 to be used toward a study abroad program sponsored by the Ina E. Gordy Honors College. To be considered for these scholarships, students must meet both of the following criteria and attend Scholars’ Day:
Honors Award is our second most prestigious awards and the average amount is $25,483 over a four year period. This scholarship also includes a one time award of $2,500 to be used toward a study abroad program sponsored by the Ina E. Gordy Honors College. To be considered for these awards, students must meet both of the following criteria and attend Scholars’ Day:
The average amount of this award is $16,000 over a four year period. To be considered for this scholarship, students must meet both of the following requirements and attend Scholars’ Day:
The average amount of this award is $12,600 over a four year period. To be considered for this scholarship, students must meet both of the following requirements and attend Scholars’ Day:
If you qualify for one of MUW's top scholarship awards, you will be invited to attend a Scholar's Day held November 9, 2012 or March 8, 2013. In order to be considered, you must attend.
Scholars' Day is an opportunity for us to meet and learn about you in person and for you to experience MUW firsthand. During the day you will be competing for four of MUW's most prestigious scholarships, which involves talking with our honor's committee. Based on interviews, your academic record, and information you provide on your scholarship application, the committee will decide who earns the top awards. As part of your visit, you will also meet MUW faculty, staff, and students; tour campus; and learn more about what it's like to study and live at MUW. More about Scholars' Day
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1100 College Street Columbus, MS 39701phone: 662.329.4750 or 877.462.8439