Non-Traditional Students

Non-Traditional Students
Non-Traditional Students are students who are at least 23 years of age or older, have completed between 12 and 21 semester hours, and last attended college over a year ago. 

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What aid are you eligible to receive?

FAFSA stands for "Free Application for Federal Student Aid." You must complete FAFSA once a school year to determine if you are eligible for any Federal Aid such as Pell Grant. The FAFSA aid year begins in the Fall semester and ends in the Summer semester. You can apply for the FAFSA at

By completing the General/Non-Traditional Scholarship Application, students may be eligible to receive various enrollment scholarships. Contact Financial Aid for more information. 

The Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid (MOSFA) provides aid to Mississippi students in the form of scholarships, grants, and loans. 

To learn more, or to apply for State Aid, visit or call 1.800.327.2980.

Once all of the required information is submitted to the Financial Aid Office and grant eligibility is determined, a student will receive an award notification in an e-mail to the student’s Eaglenet e-mail account. The student should notify the Financial Aid Office in writing if he/she wishes to decline any or all of their financial aid awards. This may be done through e-mail or in person. Click here to learn more about Financial Aid Award Notifications. 


Next steps

If you have not already, please complete your Admissions process. You can get started by visiting and selecting your student type. 

If you have questions or need help, please call 601.483.8241 or email

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Before you can register for classes, you must meet with an MCC Advisor.

To schedule an appointment with an advisor, you may contact them directly, send an email to, or stop by the Advising Department located on the first floor of Ivy-Scaggs Hall. 

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The MCC Business Office is temporarily located on the first floor of Todd Hall and is the billing and collection point for Meridian Community College. 

Students must set up payment through the Business Office for all tuition and fees before the first day of classes. 

For more information, call the MCC Business Office at 601.484.8706 or email

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MCC offers 3 residence halls for students who wish to live on campus. Housing is reserved on a first-come, first-served basis. We recommend that you have your deposit and application turned in before June.

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Financial Aid Office