All students at The University of Mississippi will have a bursar account. A bursar account is the university’s central method of charging students fees, tuition, healthcare charges, etc. as well as processing scholarships and collecting payments. All IEP students must pay their bursar accounts after receiving the “Bursar Sheet” that declares all expected charges and scholarships. The following link provides more information on the Ole Miss Bursar Office.
Bursar Accounts can be paid with international Master/Visa credit cards or US checks, cash, and money orders. Payments with US credit cards will incur a transaction fee.
At the beginning of each semester, the IEP offers shuttles to local banks for students wishing to open bank accounts. Most international students without US Social Security Numbers may open a checking/debit account at First National Bank of Oxford, Community Trust Bank, Regions Bank, and others. The OIP Banking page is a good resource for what you will need to open an account in Oxford.
Some international students can work on campus, and under certain circumstances may also be able to work off campus. Before seeking or accepting employment, please learn more about your visa restrictions at the OIP Student Employment webpage or by contacting the Office of International Programs directly.
For information on obtaining a SSN, please contact the Office of International Programs.