Academic and non-resident tuition scholarships are rewarded to eligible students for up to eight semesters for entering freshmen, or up to four semesters for transfers. The amount of the scholarship is equally divided between the fall and spring semesters. Students must maintain continuous full-time enrollment and maintain the minimum required GPA as listed in the scholarship offer.
All students have the right to appeal their Scholarship status. Exceptions may be made in cases of mitigating circumstances such as a death in the immediate family, personal injury, illness, etc, as determined by the Office of Admissions and Scholarships and the University Scholarship Appeals Committee.
The Appeals Committee will meet once a year in June. Students should contact the scholarship office at 662-325-3076, or email firstname.lastname@example.org, if they have questions about appealing their scholarship status. All appeals must be submitted by June 1. The University Scholarship Appeals Committee has authority over all appeals and its decisions are final.
Non-Resident Tuition Scholarship Reinstatement Opportunity
Non-resident students whose GPA falls below the required minimum 3.0 GPA will have the opportunity to earn back the non-resident tuition grant/scholarship provided the student meets the following requirements:
- Must successfully bring cumulative GPA back up to an overall 3.0
- Must maintain continuous, full-time enrollment at MSU during the fall & spring semesters
- Must have remaining semesters of non-resident tuition grant/scholarship eligibility (each fall/spring semester that a student uses to earn back the non-resident tuition grant/scholarship counts against the total semesters remaining)
Once a student regains an overall 3.0 GPA, it is the student’s responsibility to notify the Scholarship Office for the reinstatement of their non-resident tuition scholarship.