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The Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy operate on both the Oxford and Jackson campuses. The Schools of Dentistry, Health Related Professionals and Medicine, and the Health Sciences Graduate School, are based in Jackson only. (Additional healthcare programs are available through the School of Applied Sciences on the Oxford campus.) Other than these exceptions, the schools above are on the Oxford campus.

Fees, Expenses, and Financial Aid

Tuition and Fees

It is the intent of the university to keep at a minimum the necessary expenses of its students. Increases are put into effect only when public funds are inadequate and no other resource is available. Therefore, the university reserves the right to increase or modify fees, tuition, or scholarships without prior notice, upon approval by the Board of Trustees. A portion of student tuition and fee charges is used for operating costs, including scholarships and tuition waivers. The Bursar’s Office is responsible for the assessment and collection of tuition and fees.


Tuition is assessed by credit hour based on the admission status of a student (e.g., undergraduate, graduate, law, etc.), with an additional nonresident fee being assessed for students who are not residents of the state. For the 2013-14 academic year, the base undergraduate tuition rate is $277.50 and $734.50 per credit hour for residents and nonresidents, respectively. The base graduate tuition rate is $370.00 and $979.00 per credit hour for residents and nonresidents, respectively.

Special Fees

Special fees may be associated with various services or with enrollment in specific courses. A complete listing of courses with special fees is available as part of this catalog.

Payment of Fees

Information on how to make payments for tuition and fees and due dates is posted on the bursar’s Web page.

Delinquent Accounts

Regular student account balances and student loan balances are collected by the Bursar’s Office, and, if not paid, constitute a delinquent account. The university reserves the right to withhold re-admission to a student until all delinquent amounts owed to the university have been paid. Diplomas and course transcripts are not issued for students whose accounts are delinquent. Delinquent accounts may be referred to a collection agency, in which case the account will be assessed all costs of collection, including reasonable attorney fees, whether or not a lawsuit is commenced as part of the collection process.

Tuition charges are based on whether or not a student is considered a resident of the state of Mississippi. For information about the definition of legal residence and how to change residence status, see the section under Admission.

The policies and regulations contained in this online University of Mississippi Catalog are in effect for the current or selected semester. The catalog is not a contract, but rather a guide for the convenience of students. The University of Mississippi reserves the right to 1) change or withdraw courses; 2) change the fees, rules, and schedules for admission, registration, instruction, and graduation; and 3) change other regulations affecting the student body at any time. Implicit in each student’s enrollment with the university is an agreement to comply with university rules and regulations, which the university may modify to exercise properly its educational responsibility.