Posts Tagged ‘tuition’

Mississippi State, MEC partner on new scholarship program

STARKVILLE — A new scholarship program has formed representing a partnership between Mississippi State University and the Mississippi Economic Council’s Student-Teacher Achievement Recognition (STAR) program. “Today I am very pleased to announce that Mississippi State University will offer a scholarship worth $6,000 to every STAR student in Mississippi,” MSU president Mark Keenum said. “The Mississippi […] [...]

New Pell Grant rules hurting college enrollment

JACKSON — New regulations enacted by Congress in June have stripped Pell Grant eligibility from nearly 3,000 Mississippi students. According to a recently completed study of the impact of the new Pell Grant regulations on Mississippi two-year colleges, the changes led to lower enrollments for the fall 2012 semester at 14 of the state’s 15 […] [...]

New program aimed at helping the poor plan for college

JACKSON — A new effort wants people nationwide to help poor children in Mississippi and San Francisco save for college. The 1:1 Fund is being launched by the Corporation for Enterprise Development. In Mississippi, the marketing effort expands on the Mississippi College Savings Account Program. And it has helped more than 500 children in Jackson, […] [...]

University’s proposal to offer flat tuition rate approved

CLEVELAND — The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning approved Delta State University’s proposal to offer a single flat tuition rate for all students, resident and non-resident. All new non-resident undergraduate and graduates enrolling at Delta State next fall will be eligible for the new tuition rate. Currently enrolled non-resident students will […] [...]

Fitch suspends state’s prepaid college tuition program

by Associated Press Published: September 19,2012

Tags: college, finance, financial, Higher Learning, prepaid, state agency, state government, suspend, suspension, tuition, university

JACKSON — State Treasurer Lynn Fitch has told lawmakers that she suspended the state’s prepaid college tuition program because it is struggling financially and an audit will show whether it needs to be overhauled or scrapped, as many other states with similar programs have done. Fitch appeared yesterday before the Joint Legislative Budget Committee. Until […] [...]

Two more public universities cut out-of-state tuition

by Associated Press Published: August 17,2012

Tags: budget, education, higher education, tuition, university

LORMAN and COLUMBUS — Two more Mississippi public universities will offer tuition breaks to some out-of-state students. Alcorn State University and the Mississippi University for Women won approval from the College Board yesterday to waive higher charges for non-Mississippi residents. They join Jackson State University, which got permission for a waiver in June. The Legislature […] [...]

MGCCC offering assistance to return-to-college propsects

PERKINSTON — Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College is offering financial assistance for associate degree completion through the Mississippi Adult Degree Completion Program. A maximum of $2,000 is available for individuals who would like to complete their associate degree and have not been enrolled in college for at least one semester, have 0-15 credit hours left […] [...]

College Board approves tuition hike at public universities

by Associated Press Published: May 8,2012

Tags: colleges, education, fees, higher education, learning, state agency, students, tuition, universities

AROUND MISSISSIPPI — Tuition will rise about 8.5 percent, on average, next year at Mississippi’s eight public universities. The increase was approved yesterday by the College Board, finalizing an amount that was discussed last month. In-state students taking two semesters of full-time classes will pay an average of $5,906 for the 2012-13 school year. That […] [...]

New out-of-state tuition waiver goes into effect July 1

JACKSON — The flexibility of a new law that will allow universities to waive out of state tuition will let each school structure a plan conducive to its needs, according to high education leaders. Higher Education Commissioner Hank Bounds tells the Clarion-Ledger the law will particularly help Delta State University in Cleveland and Mississippi University […] [...]

Bill allowing universities to waive out-of-state tuition awaits Bryant’s signature

JACKSON — A bill headed to Gov. Phil Bryant would allow individual universities to waive out-of-state tuition if the state College Board deems it fiscally responsible. Senate Universities and Colleges Committee Chairman Terry Burton says some universities in nearby states already waive out-of-state tuition for some Mississippi residents. Current law doesn’t allow the practice here. […] [...]

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