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Prospective Students

Looking for a leading university that will enrich your life? Consider summer classes at Mississippi State University, where you’ll get a solid educational foundation that helps prepare you for a successful future.

By enrolling in the 2022 edition of MSU Summer Advantage, you’ll discover more ways than ever to launch or build upon your college career. Our courses emphasize high-quality instruction, student-centered curricula, interactive learning and collaborative study activities.

And students can count on our outstanding faculty to go the extra mile to ensure they feel confident during the transition to a four-year university.

For adult learners who have completed a technical associate degree program and are looking to advance their careers, check out our Bachelor of Applied Science degree program.

Summer is also a great time to get started in MSU’s Thrive in Five program, an accelerated degree program allowing students to earn both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in only five years. 

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Frequently Asked Questions


What are the dates for 2022 Summer Sessions?

Summer Ten Week Term:
June 2 – August 4

Summer First Term:
June 2 – June 30

Summer Second Term:
July 6 – August 4

* Pre-registration for summer sessions opens April 4.

What classes and professors will be available this summer?

Access MSU’s courses for Summer 2022

Students may choose from an array of summer courses based on your campus of record, which is noted in the General Student Information tab in Banner. Maymester courses are open to all current students. Please reference the table below to determine which campuses you are eligible to register for, depending on your campus of record.

Students must have a bachelor’s degree or about to receive one before they can apply to MSU’s Graduate School. New students should select Starkville, Gulf Coast or Meridian.
 

  Campus Offerings
First, Second and Ten Week Sessions
Students' Campus of Record Starkville Meridian Online Gulf Coast
Starkville Can register Can register Can register Can register
Meridian Can register Can register Can register Can register
Online Cannot register Cannot register Can register Cannot register
Gulf Coast Can register Can register Can register Can register

Be sure to check the Master Class schedule regularly as courses may be added up to the first day of classes.

What are the tuition rates?

MSU’s affordable summer tuition rates are available to all current, new and prospective students. Fees for undergraduate and graduate-level courses for all campuses, including Starkville, Meridian, Gulf Coast and Online, are included in the table below.

Summer rates do not include the university’s capital improvement fee of $4.17/credit hour for undergraduate students or $5.56 for graduate students. The CVM technology fee is not discounted, and the Instructional support fee and other applicable distance fees for Online students are not discounted.
 

Student Type Summer 2022 Fee/per credit hour
Undergraduate - resident $379.75
Undergraduate – non resident $1,033.25
Graduate – resident $506.25
Graduate – non resident $1,377.50

Additional information can be found at Controller's Tuition page.

Any questions may be emailed to studentaccounts@msstate.edu.

What kind of financial aid is available? 

Students who register for MSU’s summer classes may qualify for financial aid assistance to help cover their educational costs. 

Keep in mind that summer is the end of the financial aid year; thus, individual aid eligibility is based on each student’s remaining annual limits for federal grants and loans. 

Students needing financial aid assistance for the summer term should complete the 2021/2022 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and enroll in at least six credit hours. The Financial Aid Office will then identify each of these students, do an analysis of the student’s aid package, and make an award to the student. 

New students for Fall 2022 who are taking summer classes must complete the 21/22 FAFSA (for the summer 2022 term) as well as the 2022/2023 FAFSA (fall 2022 spring 2023 terms). Both FAFSA’s are available online at https://studentaid.gov.

For financial aid summer awards, please see details in the table below.

Type of Aid Basic Qualifications Award Amounts
Pell Grants Enroll in at least 6 credit hours. Complete the 2021-22 FAFSA. Have an EFC less than 5,000. Up to $6,495 for full-time enrollment
Student Educational Opportunity Grants Enroll in at least 6 credit hours. Complete the 2021-22 FAFSA. Be Full Pell eligible. $1,050 (funds are awarded until exhausted)
Subsidized Loans Enroll in at least 6 credit hours. Complete the 2021-22 FAFSA. Have unmet need. Award varies based on student classification
Unsubsidized Loans Enroll in at least 6 credit hours. Complete the 2021-22 FAFSA. Have unmet need. Award varies based on student classification
PLUS Loans Enroll in at least 6 credit hours. Complete the 2021-22 FAFSA. Complete the PLUS application. Award varies based on cost of attendance
Forbes Loans Undergraduate student enrolled with overall GPA of 3.0 or greater. Must have completed 24 hours and enrolled in at least 6 credit hours. Up to $2,500 (funds awarded until exhausted)
Scribner Loan Have unmet financial aid need. Enrolled in at least 6 credit hours. Home address must be north Mississippi. Up to $2,500 (funds awarded until exhausted)

For more information on financial aid, please visit Student Financial Aid.

Will on-campus housing be available? 

Yes, on-campus housing will be available. Please visit Housing and Residence Life to complete the housing application for Summer 2022.