SFA conducted additional analysis on the data analyzed by the Office of Strategic Research to determine how many of the students who met the ACT requirement using Superscoring also met the other eligibility requirements for MESG or HELP. To qualify for MESG, SFA looked for students with an ACT Superscore of 29, a high school GPA of 3.5, and enrollment in a Mississippi institution. To qualify for HELP, SFA looked for students with an ACT Superscore of 20, a 2.5 high school GPA, a Pell-eligible EFC, and enrollment in a Mississippi institution.
ACT Superscoring will result in about 350 additional high school graduates establishing eligibility for MESG each year. The average annual cost increase will be about $770,000. ACT Superscoring will result in about 550 additional high school graduates establishing eligibility for HELP each year. The average annual cost increase will be $3.4 million. On average, an additional 900 students will qualify for state aid each year, and the average annual cost to award these students will be an additional $4.1 million.
29 ACT Superscore HELP-Eligible
20 ACT Superscore
2017 291 $ 647,766 524 $ 3,213,168
2018 372 $ 828,072 556 $ 3,409,392
2019 374 $ 832,524 566 $ 3,470,712
Average 346 $ 769,454 549 $ 3,364,424
|2017||2019 - $647,766||524 - $3,213,168|
|2018||37 - $828,072||556 - $3,409,392|
|2019||374 - $832,524||566 - $3,470,712|
|Average||346 - $769,454||549 - $3,364,424|