Thank you for supporting University of Mississippi students. While Rebel Aid has ended, the needs of our students are ongoing. 

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Keep Students Enrolled

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Removing Enrollment Barriers

The purpose of the new Rebel Retention Fund is simple: helping our students remain in school following unforeseen hardships. This need is especially felt during the COVID-19 pandemic, given lost jobs and unexpected medical costs.

The fund can accomplish this goal by removing modest financial barriers preventing current students from re-enrolling this fall at the University of Mississippi. The amounts would typically be up to $500, but not more than $1,000 of one-time assistance.

By supporting the Rebel Retention Fund, you help get Ole Miss students over a financial hurdle. These obstacles, often limited in size, prevent them from continuing on their transformative journey to Commencement and gaining the knowledge and skills needed to enhance their lives and communities.

The fund will allow UM Financial Aid representatives to provide micro-grants to eligible/qualified students unable to return to the University due to outstanding tuition and/or fees. Eligibility will be determined by whether a student has taken advantage of all other financial aid opportunities. Priority for these grants will be given to upperclassmen, who are making satisfactory academic progress toward degrees. 

Your gift will help ensure more students are able to remain at Ole Miss, obtaining a degree that offers greater opportunities for a brighter future.

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Keep our Students Enrolled

Your gift helps provide micro grants to Ole Miss students with modest financial shortfalls that prevent them from registering for fall classes. These grants can help prevent our students from suspending their studies or dropping out.


Invest in our Record Retention

This year’s first-year retention rate at Ole Miss was a record high 86.8%. With the Rebel Retention Fund, we are able to double our efforts and commitment to our students. Your investment allows us to keep our Rebels on track to graduation.


Improve the Odds

Data shows if students drops out for even for a single semester, they have only a 30% chance of returning to complete their degrees. Our students deserve better than those odds and we are committed to giving them the necessary resources to graduate. Your investment helps make sure they stay on track.


Help Students Reach Graduation

This year, a record 5,000+ students graduated (December 2019 and May and August 2020 candidates). With your support, we can increase those numbers with much-needed assistance. We can watch with pride as future graduates cross the stage at Commencement. Please give now!


Change A Life

Sometimes $500 may be all that stands in the way of a student enrolling for the fall semester. When financial aid options have been maxed out, the Rebel Retention Fund will cover the remaining balances in Bursar accounts, allowing qualifying students to continue pursuing their education. Your gift today could forever alter the life of a fellow Rebel.


Secure the Future of Ole Miss

In the wake of a global pandemic, your support of the Rebel Retention Fund ensures that UM can attract and retain deserving students. Every gift allows us to continue our mission as a leading force for access and opportunity in our state, nation and world.

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