Northeast Mississippi Community College participates in the following U.S. Office of Education programs of student assistance: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership Program, Federal Work Study, and Federal Family Education Loan Program.Students who are enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an approved postsecondary educational institution and who are citizens or permanent residents of the United States are eligible to apply for assistance under the U.S. Office of Education student assistance programs. There are many sources of aid for students. Some are sponsored by the Federal Government, others by the State of Mississippi, business organizations, and other private sources. To find programs for which a student may qualify, contact the Financial Aid Office at Northeast.The official financial aid award year begins July 1; therefore, students are encouraged to begin their application process as soon as possible, preferable February, March, or April. Priority deadline for Federal College Work-Study, Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant, and Leveraging Educational Assistance Program is April 1.
Federal Pell Grant Program The Federal Pell Grant Program provides grants to undergraduate students who have financial need and meet the other general eligibility requirements for student financial assistance. Pell Grants are awarded during the summer to student who did not attend full time for both the fall and spring semesters. For details about summer Pell Grants, contact the Financial Aid OfficeFederal Work-Study ProgramThe federal Work-Study Program provides on and off-campus employment opportunities for eligible students.To be considered for a Federal Work-Study job, the student must have applied for a Pell Grant, and have unmet financial need as determined by the Federal Needs Analysis Methodology.The number of hours a student may work during the academic year is determined by the job to which he/she is assigned. Most jobs on campus average ten hours per week. All students are paid the federal minimum wage per hour. Student are employed in various positions on campus.Federal Supplemental Education Oppportunity Grant (FSEOG)The FSEOG is a “need based” grant awarded to undergraduate students. Student who receive maximum Pell Grants and have exceptional unmet need are given priority. These awards are made based on the availability of funds.Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG)ACG is a Federal program for students who meed specific criteria including a rigorous secondary school program.Subsidized and Unsubsidized Stafford Loan ProgramFor information regarding this program, click “LOANS“.
State Student Financial Aid Programs
Leveraging Educational Assistance Program (LEAP)LEAP (Leveraging Educational Assistance Program) is a grant program funded by the State of Mississippi and the federal government. To be eligible for LEAP, a student must be a Mississippi resident and enrolled full-time with unmet financial need. These awards are made based on the availability of funds.Mississippi Resident Tuition Assistance Grant Program (MTAG)The MTAG program provides funds for students who are current legal residents of the state of Mississippi and who meet other eligibility requirements pertaining to the program.Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant Program (MESG)The MESG program provides tuition grants for student who are current legal residents of the state of Mississippi and who meet other eligibility requirements of this program.For information regarding State aid programs, click “MTAG/MESG/LEAP“.