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Admissions and Tuition

Admissions Checklist

Prospective students interested in the Chinese Language Flagship Program should use the following checklist to ensure a complete and timely application to both the Flagship and The University of Mississippi.

  • Sept. 15 – Jan. 5: Submit University of Mississippi application

    Applications are accepted later, but applicants only gain access to the Flagship application after their university application has been processed and accepted).
    You are encouraged to start the process as soon as possible. The application requires two essays as well as recommendation letters from your teachers and counselor.
    Applications are submitted online at Undergraduate Admissions. Once you have applied to the university and paid the application fee, apply to Chinese Flagship and any other special programs on the Supplemental Applications page. Students currently enrolled at the University or considering transferring from another university must contact the program directly at chinese@olemiss.edu to apply.

  • Sept. 15 – Apr. 15: Contact us and arrange for a visit

    See visit page.

  • January 5: Priority deadline for Chinese Flagship application.

    Please contact us immediately if you will be submitting your application late.

  • March 1: Target date for submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

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  • February 15: Priority deadline for University of Mississippi scholarship applications.

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Tuition and Cost of Attendance

Estimated Costs for U.S. Students

All costs and fees are subject to change without notice. The estimates below are for the 2016-17 academic year and do not include Flagship specific expenses in the summers of 2017, 2018, and 2019. For the most up-to-date tuition information, visit admissions.olemiss.edu/.

Mississippi resident

Non-resident

Tuition $8,190 $23,334
Total $24,812 $40,076

Figures taken from UM Financial Aid Cost of Attendance Page

READ ON FOR SCHOLARSHIP INFO

** Most Flagship students qualify for an automatic Academic Excellence Scholarship based on their grades and test scores. Students on the high end receive significantly more than full tuition, even before taking into account the stacking scholarships offered through the university and special programs, such as Honors, Croft, CME, METP, Lott, and even Chinese Flagship itself.  

Academic Excellence Scholarships

Mississippi Residents with 3.5+ Core GPA

(Includes Bledsoe Scholarship)

ACT/SAT Score

Resulting Tuition

Resulting Cost of Attendance

25 [1130-1160] $4,950 $21,411
26 [1170-1200] $4,450 $20,911
27 [1210-1240] $4,100 $20,561
28 [1250-1280] $3,250 $19,711
29 [1290-1320] $2,750 $19,211
30 [1330-1350] $1,450 $17,911
31 [1360-1390] -$50 $16,411
32 [1400-1430] -$3,050 $13,411
33+ [1440+] -$3,500 $12,961
NM Semi-F -$5,042 $11,419
NM Finalist* -$6,042 $10,419

*Must list Ole Miss as first Choice

Mississippi Residents with 3.0 – 3.49 Core GPA

ACT/SAT Score

Resulting Tuition

Resulting Cost of Attendance

25 [1130-1160] $6,450 $22,911
26 [1170-1200] $6,050 $22,511
27 [1210-1240] $5,700 $22,161
28 [1250-1280] $4,950 $21,411
29 [1290-1320] $4,450 $20,911
30 [1330-1350] $3,450 $19,911
31 [1360-1390] $2,450 $18,911
32 [1400-1430] $450 $16,911
33+ [1440+] $0 $16,461
NM Semi-F -$5,042 $11,419
NM Finalist* -$6,042 $10,419

*Must list Ole Miss as first Choice

Non-Residents with 3.5+ Core GPA

(Includes Holmes Scholarship)

ACT/SAT Score

Resulting Tuition

Resulting Cost of Attendance

25 [1130-1160] $20,834 $37,295
26 [1170-1200] $18,434 $34,895
27 [1210-1240] $17,084 $33,545
28 [1250-1280] $14,834 $31,295
29 [1290-1320] $13,334 $29,795
30 [1330-1350] $9,334 $25,795
31 [1360-1390] $5,334 $21,795
32 [1400-1430] -$2,550 $13,911
33+ [1440+] -$3,000 $13,461
NM Semi-F -$5,042 $11,419
NM Finalist* -$6,042 $10,419

*Must list Ole Miss as first Choice

Non-Residents with 3.0 – 3.49 Core GPA

ACT/SAT Score

Resulting Tuition

Resulting Cost of Attendance

25 [1130-1160] $21,834 $38,295
26 [1170-1200] $19,434 $35,895
27 [1210-1240] $18,084 $34,545
28 [1250-1280] $16,334 $32,795
29 [1290-1320] $14,834 $31,295
30 [1330-1350] $11,334 $27,795
31 [1360-1390] $7,834 $24,295
32 [1400-1430] $450 $16,911
33+ [1440+] $0 $16,461
NM Semi-F -$5,042 $11,419
NM Finalist* -$6,042 $10,419

*Must list Ole Miss as first Choice

Several students also receive large, stacking scholarships from a number of scholarship funds, or from other special programs, such as Croft, Honors, CME, etc. Our own 4-year scholarship can also stack with Academic Excellence scholarships.**

Additional Costs For Flagship Summer and Overseas Programming

Stage

Typical Cost

Exceptions

Notes

Pre-Freshman Summer $3,000 – $4,000 Placing into Fall Semester Estimate includes tuition, housing, and meals after UM Flagship scholarships are applied; actual amounts vary based on GPA and test score
Summer in Shanghai $4,000 Need-based scholarship recipients (Gilman, Freeman Asia, and some UM Study Abroad scholarships, typically from $100-$500). Flagship students who are contracted Air Force or Army ROTC cadets receive full scholarships for all programmatic costs.* Some incoming freshmen place into this level and begin their college careers with us in Shanghai. Estimate includes tuition, housing, fees, airfare and food after UM Flagship scholarships are applied.
2nd Summer Abroad $5,000* Student may opt to spend a semester or two in China instead. Flagship students who are contracted Air Force or Army ROTC cadets receive full scholarships for all programmatic costs.* Estimate includes tuition, housing, fees, airfare and food after National Flagship scholarships* are applied.
Capstone Year $7,275* $2,275 for students on a Boren scholarship. Fellowships also available to members of the Honors College. Flagship students who are contracted Air Force or Army ROTC cadets receive full scholarships for all programmatic costs.* Estimate includes tuition, housing, fees, airfare, food, and typical living expenses after National Flagship scholarships* are applied.
Total $20,275

*Any national Flagship scholarships require annual approval and are subject to change. Amounts have remained nearly constant for many years, but they should never be viewed as a promise or entitlement.

Unless students place out of it, all new Flagship students complete their first year of Chinese in June & July prior to Fall of Freshman Year. Some students place out with only two years of high school Chinese, while others with 4-6 years of Chinese may need to come from day 1. Some skip the first month only.


Figures included on our Printable Info Sheet