Financial Aid Application Step 1 of 7 - Overview 0% Overview The Office of Pre-College Programs works hard to support motivated students with demonstrated financial need. The Financial Aid Committee awards scholarships as generously and equitably as possible; however, funding for financial aid is limited and the demand is great. Awards are based on financial need, evidence of outstanding character, and academic accomplishments. A typical financial aid award covers only a portion of the program fee. Policy Financial aid is a scholarship award. It does not have to be paid back. Only permanent Mississippi residents are eligible for Pre-College Financial Aid. (except for Summer College Programs) Only accepted and/or registered students for our program(s) are considered for financial aid. Financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Financial aid will be awarded based on demonstrated financial need.* (*Does not apply to CREATE Foundation / Toyota Wellspring funding) Required Documentation In order for this application to be considered, two (2) things must accompany the completed information below: Legal guardian’s most recent tax return showing adjusted gross income (For security purposes, please black out all social security numbers) A writing sample from the student explaining the student’s achievements and desire to attend the program (minimum 350 words – Summer College ONLY) Need a paper form to download? If you would prefer to download a printable PDF version of the form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to request a PDF form. Student InformationStudent's Name * Required First Middle Last Date of Birth - must be mm/dd/yyyy format * Required MM slash DD slash YYYY Gender Female Male Email PhoneGrade Level Entering in the Fall * RequiredChoose a grade level1st Grade2nd Grade3rd Grade4th Grade5th Grade6th Grade7th Grade8th Grade9th Grade10th Grade11th Grade12th GradeSchool Name School TypePublicPrivateHomeschoolSchool District Does this student receive free or reduced lunch at school? * Required No Free Lunch Reduced Lunch Does this student attend a public school in Lee, Pontotoc, or Union counties in Mississippi? * Required No Lee County Pontotoc County Union County Parent/Legal Guadian InformationCustodial Parent/Legal Guardian Name * Required Dr.MissMr.Mrs.Ms.Prof.Rev. Prefix First Last Phone * RequiredEmail * Required Home Address * Required Street Address Address Line 2 City AlabamaAlaskaArizonaArkansasCaliforniaColoradoConnecticutDelawareDistrict of ColumbiaFloridaGeorgiaHawaiiIdahoIllinoisIndianaIowaKansasKentuckyLouisianaMaineMarylandMassachusettsMichiganMinnesotaMississippiMissouriMontanaNebraskaNevadaNew HampshireNew JerseyNew MexicoNew YorkNorth CarolinaNorth DakotaOhioOklahomaOregonPennsylvaniaRhode IslandSouth CarolinaSouth DakotaTennesseeTexasUtahVermontVirginiaWashingtonWest VirginiaWisconsinWyomingArmed Forces AmericasArmed Forces EuropeArmed Forces Pacific State ZIP Code County of Residence * Required Is this parent / guardian (or spouse) a faculty/staff member at the University of Mississippi? * Required No Yes Name of UM faculty/staff member (if not listed above) Dr.MissMr.Mrs.Ms.Prof.Rev. Prefix First Last UM Faculty/Staff ID Number Household Questions and Income Information1. How many people are currently living in your household? Please include yourself, your sibling(s), and your parent(s). * Required 2. Have either of your parents ever graduated from a four-year university? * Required No Yes 3. Adjusted gross income * Required If a current year federal tax return has not yet been, or will not be filed, please list total income received from work (including self-employment) per your current year W2 and/or 1099 form(s) and your household records. Unemployment benefits should be included if applicable. If no income was earned, enter zero. For losses enter a negative number. Program/Camp/Club InformationProgram/Camp/Workshop * RequiredChoose the program or camp that you wish to apply for financial aid. Programs listed below do not indicate funding and/or program availability. Clubs Ecology Day Camp High School (9-12) Workshops Makers and Mechanisms Middle School (6-8) Camps Rebel Quest Summer College Name of Program/Camp/Club you plan to attend * Required Session / Week / Starting Date * Required Upload Supporting Documents Please use this to upload the custodial parent or legal guardian's most recent tax return. If for Summer College, upload the writing sample also.If you are submitting this application to receive financial aid for Summer College, please do not forget to send a writing sample from the student explaining the student’s achievements and desire to attend the program (350 words minimum).How are you submitting your supporting documents for this Financial Aid Application? * Required I will UPLOAD my Supporting Documents using the UPLOAD LINK in this section. I will MAIL my Supporting Documents along with any other documents. I DO NOT have any Supporting Documents to submit. The below link will open the secure upload site on a new tab or window (depending on your browser settings). Please be sure to come back to this page to complete and submit your financial aid application. Paperwork Upload Site (click here)If you plan to mail your documents, please use the following address based on the selected mail carrier: US Postal Service (USPS): Office of Pre-College Programs Division of Outreach and Continuing Education P.O. Box 1848 University, Mississippi 38677 UPS or FedEx: Office of Pre-College Programs Division of Outreach and Continuing Education 1111 West Jackson Avenue Oxford, Mississippi 38655 Consent to the Release of InformationWe report to donors of our financial aid funds and they enjoy hearing of the activities, college plans, and career goals of recipients of their funds. We need your permission to release this information to them and to donors of outside awards you may be receiving. Pursuant to Section 438 (b) (1) and (2) of the Family and Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA), I hereby give my consent to the Office of Pre-College Programs for the release only to donors of financial aid funds of which I am a recipient, or potential recipient of the following: a) grades; b) biographical and extracurricular information as stated in my application; c) information from the recommendation forms and writing sample filed in connection with my application; d) amount of aid received from all sources. This consent will remain in effect during my enrollment in the program and for ten months thereafter.Consent * Required We have read the “Consent to the Release of Information” and agree to its terms and conditions. We certify that the information on this form is true and complete to the best of our knowledge.Parent / Legal Guardian's Signature * RequiredEnter your name to sign this form. Student's SignatureEnter your name to sign this form.