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Financial Aid

The Mississippi Valley State University Financial Aid Office serves to assist students through the financial aid process. The financial aid staff educates students on federal, state, and institutional funds available. In addition, the Financial Aid Office determines student eligibility for grants, loans, and scholarships. In order to be eligible for federal aid, a student must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid on a yearly basis.

Mississippi Valley State University does not allow institutional aid to exceed the direct cost of college.

The Student Financial Aid Office is available to answer questions and to help estimate eligibility for financial assistance. Normal office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Other hours are available by appointment.  

If the applicant has not completed a financial aid application, the learner should contact the Student Financial Aid Office four to six weeks prior to the beginning of Module 1.


Apply for admission to Mississippi Valley State University and to the Renaissance Learning Programs

  • Submit an Institutional Aid Application.
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to Federal Student Aid Programs on the web at
  • The Department of Education selects approximately thirty percent of the student body to verify information submitted on the FAFSA.   The Mississippi Valley State University Financial Aid Office will notify you if you are selected for verification. At that time you will be required to complete all verification paperwork the financial aid office requests in order to be eligible for financial aid.  
  • South Carolina residents wishing to apply for the SC Tuition Grant (SCTG) may do so by completing a FAFSA. A separate application is not needed. Be sure to list Mississippi Valley State University (Title IV, Code 003440) as first college choice in Step Six of the FAFSA. The application deadline for SCTG is June 30.

Available October 1st- we encourage you to please visit: and submit your Free Application for Financial Student Aid (FAFSA) application to have access to grants, loans and work-study. Our school code is: 002424.