State Flag for Universities in Mississippi Mississippi Residency Rules

Red Square Means In-State Tuition is Most Difficult Difficulty

Universities in Mississippi are especially fickle about who can qualify as a resident.  Somehow, in seeming opposition to federal statutes governing free inter-state movement, Mississippi has nigh-categorically shut out anyone under 21 from beginning the path toward Mississippi in-state residence for tuition purposes.  Over 21?  Great, then it’s do-able by the time you’re 22…oh what’s that, you will have graduated already…right.

Well, everyone moving to Mississippi who will still be 22 in college (or is married, or is in the military, or whose parents are both deceased…), you better get in-state because nobody else can!  Even if you’re one of those special cases, there are of course other requirements and the process takes forethought, execution, and follow-through.


Mississippi Reciprocity Agreements:

Mississippi is a member state of the Academic Common Market which is a limited regional reciprocity agreement among select Southern States. Favorable college tuition rates in nearby states are sometimes possible through reciprocity although many restrictions apply.

See Tuition Reciprocity Agreements Explained

See Tuition Reciprocity Agreements Overpromise & Under-Deliver


University-Specific Overviews Below:

Below please find links to in-state overviews for select universities in Mississippi. If your college is not highlighted, then please consider buying a University-Specific Nutshell Report or see all available university-specific in-state overviews.


Popular Universities in Mississippi:

Mississippi State University-Starkville

University of Mississippi-Oxford


Other Universities in Mississippi:

Alcorn State University-Lorman
Delta State University-Cleveland
Jackson State University-Jackson
Mississippi University for Women-Columbus
Mississippi Valley State University-Itta Bena
University of Mississippi School of Medicine-Jackson
University of Southern Mississippi-Hattiesburg

Every College in Mississippi Is Unique

Just as every state has its own in-state regulations, each college in the state has its own interpretations. Learn everything important about how to actually earn in-state tuition at the university in Mississippi you’re most interested in.

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University-Specific Nutshell Report

Everything important you need to know about actually earning in-state at your university.