Mississippi Public Universities
IHL Press Release
BOARD APPROVES ALLOCATIONS OF FEDERAL RELIEF DOLLARS DESIGNATED FOR STUDENT FINANCIAL AID ASSISTANCE
1/19/2006 - Jackson, MS

The Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL) approved the allocations for the $95 million in federal dollars designated for student higher education financial aid assistance. Since the announcement of the availability of federal aid dollars in December, 2005, IHL’s Department of Student Financial Aid worked with all of Mississippi’s Title IV institutions, including public universities, private colleges, proprietary schools and community colleges, to assess need based on specific student eligibility requirements and institutional requirements. Each institution’s allocation is based upon a formula approved by the U.S. Department of Education.

“We are deeply appreciative of the extraordinary support from Governor Barbour, Senator Cochran and our congressional delegation in getting this much-needed funding for our higher education students in Mississippi,” said Commissioner of Higher Education Dr. Thomas C. Meredith.

The University of Southern Mississippi, which received the most damage of the state’s eight public universities, received the largest allocation at $27.5 million. “Katrina has already taken so much from us; we should not allow her to steal the education of our citizens,” said Southern Miss President Shelby Thames. “We will contact and encourage students to take advantage of Katrina relief funding so that they can benefit from this opportunity.”

Of Mississippi’s community colleges, Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College received the largest allocation at approximately $11.5 million, followed by Jones County Junior College at approximately $7 million and Pearl River Community College at $6.2 million.

Mississippi’s Post-Secondary Education Gulf Hurricane Financial Assistance Allocations

ACADEMY OF HAIR DESIGN

420,518.00

ALCORN STATE UNIVERSITY

1,000,000.00

BELHAVEN COLLEGE

325,000.00

BLUE CLIFF COLLEGE

174,265.00

BLUE MOUNTAIN COLLEGE

0.00

CHRIS' BEAUTY COLLEGE

75,000.00

COAHOMA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

25,000.00

COPIAH-LINCOLN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

300,000.00

DAY SPA CAREER COLLEGE

94,781.00

DELTA STATE UNIVERSITY

1,300,000.00

EAST CENTRAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE

300,000.00

EAST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE

200,000.00

FINAL TOUCH BEAUTY SCHOOL

92,301.00

HINDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE

20,000.00

HOLMES COMMUNITY COLLEGE

50,000.00

ITAWAMBA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

300,000.00

J & J HAIR DESIGN COLLEGE

64,021.00

JACKSON STATE UNIVERSITY

3,000,000.00

JONES COUNTY JUNIOR COLLEGE

7,068,541.00

MAGNOLIA BIBLE COLLEGE

0.00

MERIDIAN COMMUNITY COLLEGE

969,017.00

MILLSAPS COLLEGE

4,056,914.00

MISSISSIPPI COLLEGE

2,500,000.00

MISSISSIPPI DELTA COMMUNITY COLLEGE

0.00

MISSISSIPPI GULF COAST COMMUNITY COLLEGE

11,501,162.00

MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY

11,971,000.00

MISSISSIPPI UNIVERSITY FOR WOMEN

500,000.00

MISSISSIPPI VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY

230,000.00

NORTHEAST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE

12,500.00

NORTHWEST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE

75,000.00

PEARL RIVER COMMUNITY COLLEGE

6,215,939.00

RUST COLLEGE

20,000.00

SOUTHEASTERN BAPTIST COLLEGE

80,000.00

SOUTHWEST MISSISSIPPI COMMUNITY COLLEGE

200,000.00

TOUGALOO COLLEGE

500,000.00

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI

8,531,041.00

UNIVERSITY OF MISSISSIPPI MEDICAL CENTER

300,000.00

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN MISS

27,500,000.00

WESLEY BIBLICAL SEMINARY

25,000.00

WESLEY COLLEGE

3,000.00

WILLIAM CAREY COLLEGE

5,000,000.00

Under the leadership of the Board of Trustees, IHL governs the public universities in Mississippi, including Alcorn State University; Delta State University; Jackson State University; Mississippi State University including the Mississippi State University Division of Agriculture, Forestry and Veterinary Medicine; Mississippi University for Women; Mississippi Valley State University; the University of Mississippi including the University of Mississippi Medical Center; and the University of Southern Mississippi.

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