“ Helping with tuition and having the class has given me confidence and brought a lot off of my shoulders. ”
- PSSP Student Fall 2014

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"Promise has supported me financially and motivated me academically."

-PSSP Participant

MSU promise program

  • The Mississippi State Promise Award is designed to help fulfill MSU's traditional role as The People's University through TUITION ASSISTANCE and other opportunities to entering freshmen and community college transfers from low-income families.
  • The Promise award "BRIDGES THE GAP" between the cost of tuition minus all other gift aid for the fall and spring semesters. The award is also based on family income of less than $30,000 and entering grade-point average.
  • The Learning Center provides the Promise Student Support Program for MSU Promise students to ensure their success. This support includes credit hour classes, academic counseling, and monitoring of student progress.

PSSP has helped me grow as a person.


LSK 1041 College Success I
LSK 1141 College Success II
Ice Cream Social
Dinner Etiquette
Junior Workshop
Senior Seminar


  1. MS resident
  2. Enroll full time
  3. HS GPA of 3.0 OR CC GPA of 2.5
  4. 19 or higher ACT score OR 48 eligible transfer
  5. Complete and submit FASFA to MSU as soon as possible after October 1st the fall PRIOR to your first semester enrolled at MSU.
  6. Admitted into a first baccalaureate degree program

More details of the Mississippi State Promise Award and the list of donors can be viewed at http://www.sfa.msstate.edu/promise.


Support program for MSU Promise students to ensure their success

Designed to provide support, academic and otherwise

Assist the Promise student in transitioning to MSU

Aim towards a successful completion of a baccalaureate degree program


Allen Hall 260 A
The Learning Center

Alison Stamps

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