Ole Miss Office of Financial Aid
- Ole Miss strives to provide their students a high-quality education at an affordable cost. Their staff works diligently to help you achieve your educational goals and meet your costs of attendance by administering a variety of financial assistance programs.
- A financial aid package may consist of a scholarship, grant, loan, part-time job, or a combination of these programs.
- To learn more, visit finaid.olemiss.edu or call 800-891-4596
These are government programs that may help you pay for food, housing, health care, and other basic living expenses that you need and deserve.
Common programs include SNAP (food stamps) and unemployment insurance. Read below to learn more about these and other programs.
In order to see what benefits you may be eligible for, visit benefits.gov/benefit-finder
- Unemployment Insurance (UI) is a program designed to ease the economic burden of unemployment by providing a temporary source of income for individuals who are unemployed through no fault of their own.
- If you live in Mississippi:
- Learn more at mdes.ms.gov/unemployment-claims/covid19/
- See if you may be eligible at mdes.ms.gov/unemployment-claims/benefit-information/benefit-eligibility-requirements
- If you live somewhere other than Mississippi, visit usa.gov/unemployment to learn more.
TANF (Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, Cash Assistance)
- The TANF Program provides monthly payments for low-income families with children under age 18. The program is designed to help families achieve self-sufficiency through employment and training.
- To determine if you may be eligible for TANF, visit benefits.gov/benefit/1667
- Apply for Mississippi TANF benefits at access.ms.gov/Application
- To apply for TANF in a state other than Mississippi, visit usa.gov/benefits#item-36602
Supplemental Security Income (SSI)
- The SSI program pays cash benefits to disabled adults and children who have limited income and resources. SSI benefits also are payable to people 65 and older without disabilities who meet the financial limits.
- To learn more and to apply for SSI benefits, visit ssa.gov/benefits/ssi/
Subsidized Housing, Housing Vouchers, and Public Housing Programs
- These programs help low-income families, seniors, and people with disabilities to get into affordable private or government-owned rental housing.
- To learn more about the programs offered through The Department of Housing and Urban Development, visit hud.gov
- For a list of housing resources specific to the COVID-19 pandemic, visit hud.gov/coronavirus
- The Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps keep families safe and healthy through initiatives that assist families with energy costs.
- To determine if you may be eligible for Energy Assistance, visit benefits.gov/benefit/1537
- To apply for Energy Assistance in Mississippi, visit access.ms.gov/Application
- To apply for Energy Assistance in another state, visit acf.hhs.gov/ocs/programs/liheap/about
Doors of Hope
- Door of Hope Transition Ministries helps families through financial crises. They work with families who are currently homeless and with families who are at imminent risk of losing their homes.
- Offers programs including Transitional Housing, Housing in Place, and a Healthy Lifestyle Program.
- To determine if you are eligible and to apply, visit https://doorsofhopeoxford.org/online-application-2/
- For more information, visit https://doorsofhopeoxford.org/