FAFSA – Federal Financial Aid – The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, FAFSA, will be available online starting October 1st. You will need your previous year’s tax information for completion of the FAFSA, not that it has to be filed, but the information will be required. Also, if you are completing the FAFSA online, you will need a PIN to use as your electronic signature. The student applying and one parent will both need a PIN. That may be secured now at http://www.pin.ed.gov.
State Financial Aid – Students who are Mississippi residents and will attend a school in Mississippi will need to apply at this site for MTAG, EMSG (29 or higher on ACT), and HELP(need based). Students who are Tennessee residents and will attend a school in Tennessee will need to apply at this site for the HOPE lottery Scholarship.
Planning to play college sports? Any student planning to participate in college sports at an NCAA Division I or Division II school must register online with the NCAA Clearinghouse.
FASTWEB is a useful tool to search for scholarships for which you may be eligible.