Mississippi Office of Financial Aid
Application for Academic Year
2018 - 2019

The following errors must be corrected:


HELP Grant Information

* Denotes a Required Field

The Higher Education Legislative Plan for Needy Students Grant is available to Mississippi resident students with a 20 ACT or higher, 2.5 high school GPA or higher, and completion of the HELP Core Curriculum, who can demonstrate financial need. The HELP Grant pays full tuition at public Mississippi colleges and universities (or the equivalent at a private Mississippi college or university).

To help us determine whether you may be eligible, please answer the following questions:

* 1. Did you score or do you expect to score 20 or higher on the national ACT (or equivalent SAT)?
Yes  No

* 2. Is your high school GPA 2.5 or higher?
Yes  No

* 3. Have you completed (or will complete by graduation) the HELP Core Curriculum (17-1/2 units that includes the REQUIRED IHL College Preparatory Curriculum (CPC), plus one (1) additional advanced elective unit)?
Yes  No

* 4. Is your family's income at or below the income limits listed in the following table?
Yes  No
Number of dependent family members
under the age of 21 other than the student
Average adjusted gross income
0$42,500
1$47,500
2$52,500
3$57,500
4$62,500
5$67,500
*Income limitations are uncertain. According to state law, the maximum Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) for eligibility is $42,500. However, the Legislative Appropriation for Student Financial Aid set the income threshold at $39,500 for the 2017-18 year. The Legislative Appropriation expected in April 2018 will determine the income threshold for the 2018-19 year.

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