Ole Miss Offers Discounts to Some Out-of-State Students

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(University, MS) Ole Miss has always been a top choice of students from Memphis and the Mid-South, but now, the University of Mississippi is offering incentives where they count most, in the wallet.

”We hope to recruit more academically talented students from the Memphis area,” said Brandi Hephner LaBanc, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs

Ole Miss, along with Valley State in Itta Bena, and the University for Women in Columbus, are offering breaks for certain students with really good grades.

The program has three components: Military veterans can have their fees waived completely. Math and science students can get a break, and finally there’s a deal for students from the Memphis area.

Students in the Math/Science/Engineering/Technology areas and students from the Memphis area must have at least a 3.5 grade point average and an ACT score of 28.

They can save up to $2,000 off the nearly $10,000 out-of-state student fees.

Mississippi’s Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs says smarter students will make for smarter, and more challenging programs at Ole Miss, ”That will add to the academic rigor of the classroom and absolutely elevate the academic experience on campus for students."

Veterans will have to provide discharge papers to apply.

Others may apply upon admission to Ole Miss.