Created by the Mississippi Legislature this program is designed to provide financial aid assistance to Mississippi residents attending state approved public and nonprofit two-year and four-year eligible colleges and universities. The primary objective of the MTAG is to provide educational opportunities for students who wish to pursue post secondary education in the state.
Application Dates: January 1 – September 15
Supporting Documents Deadline: October 15
Eligibility Requirements for Entering Freshman:
Be a legal resident of the State of Mississippi for one year prior to application
Have a high school cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.50 on a 4.0 scale or GED certificate (submit copy of GED test scores and GED certificate) or completion of Home School program (submit signed transcript of 9th through 12th grades)
Have scored a minimum of a 15 on the National ACT
Be accepted and enrolled full-time at an approved postsecondary institution in Mississippi
Receive less than the full Federal Pell Grant as determined by the completion of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid uses the latest version of the results of the FAFSA process to determine an applicant’s Pell Grant eligibility.
Must be pursuing first certificate, first associate or first bachelors degree
MTAG awards may be up to $500.00 per academic year for freshmen and sophomores and $1,000 per academic year for juniors and seniors.
Maximum Length of Eligibility:
A recipient may receive this grant up to 8 semesters (12 trimesters) or degree completion which ever comes first
See website for more information.
Year of Need: College Freshman, College Sophomore, College Junior, College Senior,
Num Awards: Varies
Min Award: 500
Max Award: 1000
Mississippi Office of State Student Financial Aid
3825 Ridgewood Road
Jackson, MS 39211-6453
Contact Person: Financial Aid Office
Phone: 601-432-6997 / 800-327-2980