Meridian Community College
910 Highway 19 N,
Meridian, MS 39307
601-483-8241
1-800-MCC-THE-1

MTAG and More

Mississippi Student Financial Aid Programs
The Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid (MOSFA) provides aid to Mississippi students in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans.  To apply for any State aid or to obtain a listing of all programs available, log on to www.ihl.state.ms.us/financialaid/ or contact the MOSFA at 1-800-327-2980.

Mississippi Tuition Assistance Grant (MTAG)
MTAG is a grant supported by the state of Mississippi to help students with the costs of going to school.  Any student who is a Mississippi resident is eligible to apply for this grant.  All students who apply must be able to prove that they have been a MS resident for the past year. Any student applying for and receiving MTAG must meet the standard requirements established by the Mississippi Post Secondary Education Financial Assistance Board (Board) and the financial aid office at Meridian Community College.  This grant is subject to proration based on funding availability.

Eligibility Requirements
For high school seniors and students with less than 12 college credit hours:

  • 15 or higher on the ACT
  • 2.5 or higher GPA
  • Enrolled as a full-time student
  • Not receiving the maximum Federal Pell Grant award

For college students with 12 or more credit hours:

  • 2.5 or higher GPA on all college work attempted
  • Enrolled as a full-time student
  • Not receiving the maximum Federal Pell Grant award
  • Not in default on a federal student loan or owe a refund on any federal or state funds

Mississippi Eminent Scholars Grant (MESG)
MESG is a grant supported by the state of Mississippi to help students with the costs of going to school. This grant is for students with exceptional ACT scores and high school GPA. Students can only apply for MESG their first semester after they graduate high school.  Any student applying for and receiving MTAG/MESG must meet the requirements established by the Mississippi Post Secondary Education Financial Assistance Board (Board) and the financial aid office at Meridian Community College.  This grant will pay the cost of full tuition and fees (up to $1500/sem) for students who qualify.  Students who receive this grant must be able to prove they have been MS residents for the past year.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • 29 or higher on the ACT
  • 3.5 or higher GPA
  • First-time freshman out of high school
  • Enrolled as a full-time student