External Opportunities

Below are several additional financial aid opportunities not administered through the GO System. Students are highly encouraged to explore their eligibility for federal and state financial assistance, as well as the other opportunities listed on the Office of Financial Aid website.

Please note, students must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility for need-based scholarships and to be considered for most Southern Miss scholarships.

Opportunities Table
Award Name Actions
Varies Academic Common Market (Out of State Students)
The Academic Common Market is a tuition-savings program for college students in 15 Southern Regional Education Board (SREB) states, who want to...
The Academic Common Market is a tuition-savings program for college...
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  • Award: Varies
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Varies Fastweb: Scholarship, Insternships, and Part Time Job Search Engine (All Students)
Once you complete your free profile, you’ll have access to Fastweb’s database of more than 1.5 million scholarships. That is $3.4 billion dollars...
Once you complete your free profile, you’ll have access to Fastweb’s...
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  • Award: Varies
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Varies Federal Financial Aid
The federal government is the single largest source of support to college students. All students are strongly encouraged to explore their...
The federal government is the single largest source of support to...
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  • Award: Varies
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Financial Literacy Tool Only - Not a Scholarship Offer Financial Literacy - Creating a Budget Worksheet
The budget template in the “visit” link below is a free and printable document provided by the Federal Trade Commission at www.consumer.gov. As...
The budget template in the “visit” link below is a free and printable...
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  • Award: Financial Literacy Tool Only - Not a Scholarship Offer
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Financial Literacy Tool Only - Not a Scholarship Offer Financial Literacy - Education Tax Credits
An education credit helps with the cost of higher education by reducing the amount of tax owed on your tax return. If the credit reduces your tax...
An education credit helps with the cost of higher education by reducing...
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  • Award: Financial Literacy Tool Only - Not a Scholarship Offer
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Financial Literacy Tool Only - Not a Scholarship Offer Financial Literacy - Financial Well Being Questionaire
Once students have completed the questionnaire, a score will populated and general scoring information will be provided. At the bottom of the score...
Once students have completed the questionnaire, a score will populated...
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  • Award: Financial Literacy Tool Only - Not a Scholarship Offer
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Financial Literacy Tool Only - Not a Scholarship Offer Financial Literacy - Finding Affordable Health Care
This Plan Finder website is provided by the federal government to help you find private health plans available outside the Health Insurance...
This Plan Finder website is provided by the federal government to help...
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  • Award: Financial Literacy Tool Only - Not a Scholarship Offer
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Financial Literacy Tool Only - Not a Scholarship Offer Financial Literacy - Free Credit Report
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires each of the nationwide credit reporting companies (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion) to provide you...
The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) requires each of the nationwide...
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  • Award: Financial Literacy Tool Only - Not a Scholarship Offer
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Financial Literacy Tool Only - Not a Scholarship Offer Financial Literacy - Government Benefits and Programs for Personal Financial Needs
The Benefit Finder, located through Benefits.gov, is a questionnaire providing you with a personalized list of government benefits and programs...
The Benefit Finder, located through Benefits.gov, is a questionnaire...
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  • Award: Financial Literacy Tool Only - Not a Scholarship Offer
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Financial Literacy Tool Only - Not a Scholarship Offer Financial Literacy - Understanding Your 1098-E and 1098-T Form
For the latest information about developments related to forms 1098-E and 1098-T and their instructions, such as legislation enacted after they...
For the latest information about developments related to forms 1098-E...
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  • Award: Financial Literacy Tool Only - Not a Scholarship Offer
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Varies Gulf Coast Community Foundation
The Gulf Coast Community Foundation (GCCF) is a non-profit public charity that has been serving the people of South Mississippi since 1989 when a...
The Gulf Coast Community Foundation (GCCF) is a non-profit public...
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  • Award: Varies
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Program Specific - Visit Site for Details JUMP (Incoming Freshmen Only)
The Jump Scholars Program is a five-week summer program at Southern Miss designed to give incoming freshmen a jump start on their college...
The Jump Scholars Program is a five-week summer program at Southern Miss...
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  • Award: Program Specific - Visit Site for Details
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Up to $2,500/year Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant (MESG)
Created by the Mississippi Legislature this program is designed to provide financial aid assistance to Mississippi residents attending state...
Created by the Mississippi Legislature this program is designed to...
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  • Award: Up to $2,500/year
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$500-$1,000/year Mississippi Resident Tuition Assistance Grant (MTAG)
Created by the Mississippi Legislature this program is designed to provide financial aid assistance to Mississippi residents attending state...
Created by the Mississippi Legislature this program is designed to...
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  • Award: $500-$1,000/year
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Varies Nationally Competitive Programs and Scholarships
Project Director for Nationally Competitive Program and Scholarships in the Office of Undergraduate Scholarships assists students in strategically...
Project Director for Nationally Competitive Program and Scholarships in...
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  • Award: Varies
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Varies SallieMae: Scholarship Search Engine (All Students)
Students can register for free access to more than 5 million scholarships offering up to $24 billion in free money for college. Students will...
Students can register for free access to more than 5 million...
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  • Award: Varies
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Varies State of Mississippi Financial Aid
The State of Mississippi provides approximately $30 million every year for Mississippi students to go to college. There are a variety of...
The State of Mississippi provides approximately $30 million every year...
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  • Award: Varies
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$2,500 Teacher.org's Inspire Our Future Scholarship
Teacher.org believes that teachers have the power to inspire our future. Whether applicants are experienced teachers who are continuing their...
Teacher.org believes that teachers have the power to inspire our future....
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  • Award: $2,500
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Varies The Greater Pine Belt Community Foundation
The Greater Pine Belt Community Foundation manages several scholarships funds which are often set up in honor or in memory of loved...
The Greater Pine Belt Community Foundation manages several scholarships...
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  • Award: Varies
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