Higher Education Legislative Plan for Needy Students (HELP)

Application Information

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Amount Awarded


Application Deadline

March 31

Awarded By

Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid

Award Amount

The award covers tuition and required fees at public institutions. Recipients attending a private institution will receive an award amount equal to the award of a student attending the nearest comparable public institution. Awards are renewable for a maximum of 10 semesters (15 trimesters) or until bachelor's degree completion, whichever comes first.


The number of awards offered annually varies based on the number of qualified applicants and the amount of funds available. The MOSFA will make these awards on a first-come, first-served basis; however, priority is given to renewal applicants who complete the renewal process by the deadline.

Additional Information

Created by the Mississippi Legislature, this program is designed to provide tuition assistance to qualified students whose financial need, as demonstrated by federal student aid eligibility, will not be met with gift aid from other sources. Students must not be in default on a student loan or on any repayment of state awards. Students must be pursuing a first certificate, first associate's degree, or first bachelor's degree.

Deadline Info

Applications are available online from the Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid (MOSFA) website. In addition to a completed online application, the student must submit the following documentat ... sign up for full scholarship deadline information.

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