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Student Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office helps students meet their education expenses while attending the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Assistance is provided through grants, scholarships, student employment, and loans.

  • School code - 004688

Students who need to complete the 2020-21 FAFSA, click here

Students who need to apply for a GradPlus loan for the current 2019-20 school year, click here. Applications for the 2020-21 program will open June 1. 

Assistance with UMMC / Institutional Loan(s) is available online through your servicer, Heartland ECSI, or by calling 1-888-549-3274.

Disbursement schedule

  • Summer 2020
    • May 26 - D2, D3, D4, OT, PT
    • June 8 - M3 and all other programs
    • July 1 - Campus-based
    • July 6 - M4
  • Fall 2020
    • Aug. 10 - M1, M2, Dental, OT, PT
    • Aug. 21 - Campus-based and all other programs
    • Oct. 15 - IHL awards

Note: Your financial aid file must be complete and you must accept your financial aid awards on the MYU Web Portal prior to funds being posted to your student tuition account. Ensure that all requirements are met at least 3 business days prior to the scheduled disbursement date If selected for verification, click here.

CARES Act Information

 The Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act (enacted March 27, 2020) provided funding to institutions of higher education to award in the form of emergency financial aid grants to students for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to the coronavirus.

Currently UMMC’s application for CARES Act funds is closed but will reopen if new funds are received.

Scholarship applications

University of Mississippi Medical Center Child of Faculty/Staff Award

Available to children of employees of UMMC, University of Mississippi (Oxford) and University of Mississippi satellite centers (Tupelo, DeSoto) for at least 12 months prior to application submission. Children of retired as full-time employees with 10 years of service or those employees who die while in service are also eligible. Covers 50% of tuition per semester for each parent employed full time for at least 12 consecutive months. A tuition scholarship representing full tuition is available to children of full-time faculty and staff who were employed prior to July 1, 1977. All eligibility criteria as stated on the application MUST be met to obtain an award.

Orr-Russwurm Memorial Scholarship

Scholarship preserved exclusively for the purpose of providing assistance to deserving students whom are planning a full or part-time career in Christian missionary work. The amount will vary annually based on eligibility of funds. All eligibility criteria as stated on the application MUST be met to obtain an award.

Lettie Pate Whitehead Foundation Scholarship

This scholarship supports female students with financial need who are residents of one of nine southern states.  Students enrolled in medical, dental, nursing, and allied health programs can apply for these funds annually.  Students receiving these funds must have a financial need and meet other qualifying criteria set forth by the LPW Foundation.


If you have special circumstances and would like to meet with a financial aid advisor at a specific time, call (601) 984-1117, and an advisor will contact you to set up an appointment.