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A Career Pathway is a series of structured and connected education programs and support services that enable students, often while they are working, to advance over time to better jobs and higher levels of education and training. Each step on a career pathway is designed explicitly to prepare students to progress to the next level of employment and/or education. Career pathways target jobs in industries of importance to local and regional economies. They are designed to create avenues of advancement for the underemployed, the unemployed, incumbent workers, new and future labor market entrants, and to produce a steady supply of qualified workers for employers. Click here (opens in a new window) opens in a new window to complete a career pathway student interest survey.

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Complete the FAFSA!

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The FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.  The FAFSA is required for any type of federal aid, including Pell grants, student loans, and work-study.  The FAFSA is also required for some state aid and some need-based institutional aid.  You are encouraged to complete the FAFSA, even if you think you might not qualify!

When to Submit the FAFSA

The FAFSA opens each year on October 1 and should be completed each and every year that a student seeks financial aid.  High school seniors should complete the FAFSA as soon after October 1 as possible, because some institutional aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. The FAFSA-filing deadline for the Mississippi HELP Grant is April 30.

FAFSA Completion Assistance is Available

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