Apply for financial aid

Students who wish to be considered for federal aid and Michigan State University funds must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you require financial assistance, your first step is to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online as soon as possible after October 1 of the year before you plan to enroll. FAFSA evaluates eligibility for need-based aid, including federal loans, and gives students access to need-based grants, scholarships, loans and work-study.

MSU does not have a separate financial aid application; however, aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis until funds are exhausted based upon receipt of the FAFSA.

International students are not eligible to receive financial aid through FAFSA; however, the Office of Financial Aid does provide suggestions for international students seeking additional financial resources.