Tuition Guarantee

Tuition Guarantee

Tuition Guarantee at East Mississippi Community CollegeEast Mississippi Community College offers a tuition guarantee program to high school graduates who are residents of its six-county district -- Lowndes, Oktibbeha, Clay, Noxubee, Kemper and Lauderdale. Briefly stated, it means qualified students can attend EMCC tuition-free. Incoming students must apply for all federal and state grant/scholarship aid, and EMCC scholarships, for which they are eligible. If there is still a shortfall, and the student owes money, the tuition guarantee program steps in and pays the balance.


Do you qualify? 

Tuition Guarantee is a financial aid program which covers the cost of tuition for eligible students to attend East Mississippi Community College. Tuition Guarantee covers the cost of tuition less federal and state aid and EMCC scholarships. It is awarded for a maximum period of four consecutive semesters, excluding summers.

In order to be eligible for the Tuition Guarantee Program, a student must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be a resident of EMCC’s six-county district – Lowndes, Clay, Oktibbeha, Noxubee, Kemper or Lauderdale.
  • Must have been a graduate of an accredited public or private high school, or home school in the EMCC district during the most recent semester. Most often, this means high school graduation in the spring, followed by enrollment at EMCC in the fall. There may be other situations that qualify; call the Financial Aid Office if you have questions.
  • Must apply for all federal and state aid and any applicable EMCC scholarships.
  • Must register full-time, 15 or more semester credit hours, in the next semester following graduation from high school.
  • Must maintain a minimum of 15 semester credit hours each semester. If enrollment drops below 15 semester credit hours at any time, the student will lose tuition guarantee funding and will be ineligible for the tuition guarantee program from that point on.
  • Must maintain a 2.5 grade point average.

Students who transfer from other colleges are not eligible for tuition guarantee.
Students who enroll in programs that are not approved for financial aid are not eligible for tuition guarantee.
Continuation of the Tuition Guarantee Program is contingent on funding.


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