The Waivers listed below are available to all MSU-Meridian students that are eligible and should be submitted to Lynda Gist in the Office of Student Services.

Please contact Lynda Gist if you have any questions.

Lynda Gist

Lynda Gist

  • Financial Aid Counselor

Bachelor of Applied Science Tuition Remission Program

GPA: 2.00+

Award Information

You will receive 50% off tuition and fees each semester you are enrolled in the BAS program and continue to teach in an applied science or technology field at a community college.

  • If you are a Non-Resident Student, the Non-Resident portion of your tuition will also be waived.
  • To apply for this program, please upload your employment letter in your application portal upon admission.

*By receiving this tuition remission, you are not eligible for university scholarships however, you can still receive Financial Aid.

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Non-Resident Fee Waiver for West Alabama Counties

Mississippi State University-Meridian received approval in 2013 from the Institutions of Higher Learning to waive nonresident charges for Alabama residents in six Alabama counties; Sumter, Greene, Choctaw, Hale, Marengo, and Clarke. Please contact the Office of Student Services for more details at 601-484-0234.

Senior Citizen Waiver

Award Information
Waiver covers tuition only for six credit hours per semester for students 60 years of age and over.

Award Criteria

  • Verification of age.
  • Legal Mississippi resident.
  • Maximum 18 hours per academic year.

Veteran, Service-Member, Dependent, Spouse, Non-Resident Tuition Waiver

Award Information
The difference between resident and non-resident tuition is waived for veterans, active duty service members and their dependents.

Award Criteria

  • The veteran/service member shall complete and submit the following documentation:
    • The Veteran, Service Member, Dependent Non-Resident Tuition Waiver Request PDF here.
    • Enclose veteran/service member's DD214 or NGB22 indicating an Honorable Discharge or
    • Other documentation such as:
      • *Military ID Card
      • *Active Duty Orders
      • *Dependency verification documentation
  • Return application and all documentation to the Center for America's Veterans, 250 Bailey Howell Drive, Miss. State, MS 39762

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  • If awarded the Non-Resident Military Tuition Waiver, students would not receive non-resident-specific scholarships.