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Tuition & Costs

Your Estimated Price

$14,643 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$6,336 tuition
$6,907 on campus room & board
$1,400 books
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)

$22,755 Annual Cost to Attend

Cost Breakdown
$14,448 tuition
$6,907 on campus room & board
$1,400 books
N/A fees
(Based on stats from 2012/2013)
Estimated Net Price
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Average Aid

$5,726 Annual Institutional Aid

Average Aid
95% of students receive aid
54% get federal aid ($4,894 avg)
33% get state aid ($847 avg)
58% get institn'l aid ($5,726 avg)
67% get loans ($7,364 avg)

Tuition Trends

Historical Tuition and Fees, with Projected Future Amounts

Future projections are based on past four years' data averaging 7.53% annual change in in-state tuition and fees and 4.27% change in out-of-state tuition and fees. Amounts shown are estimates only and not guaranteed. For a better estimate, contact the college directly.

Financial Aid

Annual Aid Awarded
Average Amount Percent Awarded
Grant or Scholarship Aid $7,367 85%
Federal Grant Aid $4,894 54%
Pell Grants $4,607 52%
Other Federal Grants $789 33%
Institution Grant Aid $5,726 58%
State Grant Aid $847 33%
Student Loans $7,364 67%
Federal Loans $7,261 67%
Other Loans $6,277 1%

Merit Aid Available

Financial Aid Timeline
Financial aid priority deadline: March 15
Financial aid deadline: -
College will notify student of financial aid decisions on or about: -
Student must reply to financial aid decision by: -
Does University of Southern Mississippi offer...
Tuition Payment Plan? Yes
Financial Aid Contact Info
118 College Drive # 0001
Hattiesburg, MS 39406-0001
(601) 266-1000
Costs Per Credit Hour
In State $264
Out of State $602


Student Responses to Review Topic: Bang for the buck
  • 5
  • SMTTT2017
  • Apr-08-2014 I am a current student here

    It's worth the money. The education is great, as are the teachers.

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  • 5
  • LaSasha from Beaumont, MS
  • Feb-19-2014 I am a current student here

    To get your BANG FOR THE BUCK you must attend any athletic event, football preferably. The entire day, literally, is filled with nothing but FUN, FOOD, and FRIENDS!

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  • 5
  • Sara from Hattiesburg, MS
  • Dec-26-2013 I am a current student here

    I think for the price of USM, it is definitely worth it! Many people want to go to big college, but can't afford it. Southern Miss would be a perfect option because it has a big university feel to it, but only has about 18,000 students.

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